Happy Monday all! Today I'm back with a set of cards showing you the new set Inspired by Flowers. This is the first in a year long series of 4 sets. I must admit that these flowers intimidated me a bit when I first saw them. I wasn't sure my colouring was up to the challenge, but once I started, I just couldn't stop and made a set of 3 cards. It's actually super easy to colour these babies up since the dots indicate where your shading should be the heaviest. I think I did ok with them, although I do admit to googling images of the flowers for inspiration.
For each card I used the Perfect Bracket Edge die on both the card base and the patterned paper panel (the paper is MME So Sophie). I stamped them on Perfect Paper Panels and I sponged around the inside of my nestability shape with some Wheat chalk ink and added some twill. I tried to keep these super simple so that the flowers would really be the focus. And because super elegant is not really my style, I tried to casual them up a bit without losing too much of their formality.
I don't usually share copic colours, although I'm more than willing if you'd like me to start, but it seemed to me that you might want to know. For the daffodil I used: Y000, Y11, Y13, and a touch of Y17.
I kept the insides all the same and used the Framed Greetings die shape and one of the sentiments from the set. I love this sentiment as it could equally be a "just because" card or a "birthday card".
For the violets I used V12, V15, and V17 for the flowers and G40, G82, and G94 for the foliage.
I kept the inside the same on this one as I do love this sentiment.
For the carnation, I tried to use more of a flicking action to try and get that ruffled edge that you see on the flower. The colours I used were: R20, R21, R22, and R24.
I changed the sentiment up on this one.
So what do you think? Ready to try your hand at these? Trust me - if I can do it, then anyone can.
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