Thursday 12 May 2016

Hello Floral Card

This is the card I started out trying to make a pastel card. As you can see it was a dismal fail as a pastel but boy I love the colours I ended up with. I love this stamp, no having to work out where the flowers should be put, its all laid out perfectly for you. The only thing I found difficult was because I do love embossing in white on watercolour paper so seeing where to add the colours is a wee bit fiddly to start with but quickly remedied. I find adding the lightest of washes gives me a good guide to build from.

Using Canson Watercolour paper means I could use my Zigs and lots of water so I just chose a light and darker in each colour  and then went from there.
When I had finished I want to add a colour for the background and decided to go green rather than blue, I used the lightest green but found that it was rather vibrant in your eye bright so added a bit of olive around the outlines and washed it into the green.

Then I decided to use this brilliant Hello word die. At first I added a gold inlaid layer and it looked quite good but the gold mirror card and my fingers don't really like each other much. It stuck to my fingers as I tried to inlay and I fiddled around so much (it was like one of those cartoons you see where as it unsticks in one spot it sticks at another, I can laugh about it, now). It ended up with so many glue fingerprints it looked crap, so I decided to add another layer and then I decided to add the original and I fell in loooove. I know you can hardly see it but IRL you can and its just perfect.

I then used the stitched rectangle die that leaves the stitches on the cut and the negative. I decided to cut the cardbase and inlay the watercoloured image rather than use the piece the watercolour was cut from (only because the rectangle moved and the negative looked very crooked. 
All finished  off with some pretty green sparkles.

Inlaid dies mmmmm

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Greta said...

Really beautiful card, Aileen! Love the camouflaged die cut!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, love the color contrast and hidden sentiment in the stamped image! Love that! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Flowers” Challenge!

Ashwini Rao said...

Its gorgeous!! Very beautiful indeed!!

Ruth said...

I loved it as soon as I saw the panel - it's so bright and cheerful. I really love the inlaid word - bet it's perfect in real life. Xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Aileen the flowers are stunning, beautiful colors, and the subtle 'hello' is fabulous! ❤️

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and Monday Challenges
Lols x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous!! I love your colour choices, hugs Pops x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Aileen, I love your " pastels too, awesome card, well done !!!
.... so know what you mean about the craft comedy, been there done that too with gold Mirri card ... so the way it turned out is often the best in end!!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ps your blog is colour and sparkle so you lived up to both in this : D
Shaz xxx

lostinpaper said...

So very bright and cheery Aileen, LOVE!

Mac Mable said...

I'm a big fan of your work and do so love your bright and vibrant creations...even if pastels was your starting point. Your creations are always eye catching just like this one! x

Cara said...

Just beautiful. Love the vibrancy and that sentiment added like that is inspired! Fabulous. Cara x

Melissa L. said...

So vibrant and lovely, Aileen. I love it! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Kim Heggins said...

FANtastic card...just love all those beautiful colors and flowers.

Kath Stewart said...

beautifully embossed card the bright and cheerful colours you used ...thanks for sharing over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing.