Sunday, August 16, 2020

Camellia Flower (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hi everyone, welcome back!

Another month means another Greenhouse Society release from Technique Tuesday! With postage all over the world being slower than usual, along with extra precautionary delays, I often don't get my packages for ages - it's a real treat when something comes through. Here's the April release: the Camellia Flower. I've got three cards to show you today!

First up, I made this card using Nuvo markers and Vellum paper.
I stamped the Camellia flower three times onto X-Press It copic-safe paper, using a little bit of masking where needed to get the image close together. I decided to colour the leaves with strong autumn shades, and I picked a complimentary blue for the petals.

Once the florals were coloured, I took the 'Just a Note' sentiment from the stamp set and embossed it on a Lawn Fawn vellum strip. I cut the strip down to size and secured it around the card front by folding the edges of the vellum over to the back and sticking that down with strong, thin double-sided tape. 

Once the vellum was secure, I placed this onto the card base. Then I took out my Sea Confetti sequin mix from Studio Katia and placed some of them on the card using small Glue Dots to adhere them (so much easier than liquid glue) and the card was done.

Sometimes you made the floral image sit on the base of the card, and sometimes you bring it to the forefront! This next card I did some watercolouring on the Camellia flower, and ink blending on the background.

I used my Nuvo Aqua flow watercolour pens for this card. I blended blues to greens for the leaves, and then worked on shades of purple, yellows and reds for the leaves, starting with light colours, adding the darker colours and then blending through. Once this was dry, I then die-cut the floral using the corresponding die in the set.

To blend the strip I placed purple tape along the edges and then used Ranger Distress inks in Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick. My blending brushes come from The Stamp Market and I really enjoy them (I want one for every shade of ink, not just every colour!).  I also added some flecks of the Salty Ocean and the Scattered Straw by mixing it with water and shaking my paint brush around.

To finish up, I adhered the flower on the card base and stamped a sentiment from the Large Birthday set in blue ink to match the colours.

I desperately need to re-stock my birthday cards as I'm running very low, so this next card I also made birthday-themed!

This one is fairly easy to make - I took a panel of white cardstock and blended Distress inks in rainbow colours. I used one open slat from the Rays the Roof sunburst stencil from Heffy Doodle to get the size of the stripe, and used some purple tape to mark off where I didn't want the ink to go. I then just used that slat and moved clockwise on my card to blend through the shades! Using the slat in the stencil meant I got the same size of the rays each time.

To finish off this card I stamped the image and sentiment in Memento Ink and then layered the panel onto the cardbase with foam tape.

That's it for now everyone! Thanks for reading, I hope you have a great week.

Until next time,
Shana xx 

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