Technique Tuesday Spring Floral Cards

Hey, hi! I’m going to play catch up today with some Technique Tuesday cards I made a few weeks back and haven’t had a chance to post yet, before I move on to this month’s cards! I have two cards, one made with the Wrapped Bouquet stamp and die set from the February Greenhouse Society subscription as well as the Boot-iful Tulips stamp and die set. Both have a delightful spring flowers feel uniting them.

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I’m starting with the boot-ful of tulips card because its so charming and sweet that it doesn’t take a back seat to any other card!

To begin, I stamped the image onto watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder, then I die cut the shape.

On another card panel cut with a stitched edge die, and I painted a watery blue background, and while it dried, I painted the boots and flowers. As you can see, I used a simple color palette and painting style – images this compact don’t need much more than that.

I used a single color of paint for everything (adding only water to lighten the shades) except for the leaves which blend a blue (cool) green with a yellow (warm) green.

Next, I stamped the “thanks for being” sentiment from the Bootiful Tulips stamp set onto the stitched rectangle card panel with Versafine ink again, and heat set with clear embossing powder.

I die cut the word “YOU” from the Crocus Flower Greenhouse Society stamp set from the January 2021 club kit. I adhered the die cut word below the stamped greeting, then adhered the die cut painted boot and flowers and added the watercolor paper card panel to a yellow patterned paper mat.

Next up is the February Greenhouse Society stamp set the Wrapped Bouquet. Again, I stamped on watercolor cardstock, then die cut with the coordinating die, then painted with a simple color palette, using single colors of paint and suggesting shadows and hightlights only by thinning the paints with more or less water.

I die cut the greeting using dies from the Sending Love craft dies set and die cutting from black cardstock. I combined some plain black and white patterned paper from Paper Rose with a cheerful and coordinating plaid strip (small bits are about all that I have left of that particular, very favorite, paper pad) from Lawn Fawn, and tied them together with a narrow strip of grey cardstock.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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