Sunday 22 May 2016

Floral Thoughts Mini Series 2 | ft. CTMH Hawaiian Hibiscus

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Not that I really ever really need a reason to make a card, because let's face it; I do it all the time, every day anyway, I wanted to create something that would reflect the personality of the person I intended to send it to.

A friend of mine just recently got some not awesome news from her doctor, and I wanted to create something that really was "her". She is the bubbliest, most happy person. Always has a smile on her face and a friendly word for everyone, and I wanted to do something that not only captured that, but reminded her of it as well.

To begin, I created a few masks of both the flowers and set them aside. I then stamped the images on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. After stamping the images, you *must* wait for the ink to dry. I  have tried a few different archival inks and they all need a bit of time on this cardstock. Probably because of the ultra-smooth texture of the paper.

I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to colour in each of the flowers, I was really just playing around with the different combinations to see (for myself) what worked and what didn't.

I then stamped the Recollections ColourSplash "Thinking of You" greeting with one of their ombre inks and added a few sequins to finish off the panel.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own.

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