April is such a great month - I love Spring time with it's feeling of awakening, and how you never quite know what the weather will do. Monday was glorious with day-long sunshine and a fair bit of warmth, yesterday was a bit dull all day, and today its bright and beautiful again - but breezier and a few more clouds about.
I've been out in the garden, moving things around and taking some of the big pots out of the greenhouse but I've stopped, because although I did use the trolley my back started complaining. There's no rush though.
I have a flowery card to share today, it's the one we sent to MiL for Mother's day a couple of weeks back, and one of a little batch I made using a similar technique to make the background. This one was my favourite of the backgrounds, I love the way the colours turned out, and the way the gold wax and glitter gel lifts it.
The oval shape is stencilled; to make the stencil I used an oval die and a piece of backing card from a die set
(I think this sort of card has a thin laminate over it so it's stronger and doesn't degrade as quickly as ordinary card)
The stencil was fixed to the card blank with washi tape and I applied several shades of aqua ink, and also some deeper blue and purple shades.
The oval stencil was removed while I taped the Mini Window Screen stencil (Crafters Workshop) in place, then I replaced the oval over the top so that I could apply more of the same inks, plus Gold Alchemy Wax and Sparkle Medium (both Imagination Crafts)
For the flowers;
I inked up some spare white card with several shades of blue and purple inks to get a mottled effect - this is my method of getting pretty shading without colouring pens or pencils - I don't do colouring in!
I just chose the bits I liked best and cut the flowers with the Delphinium die (Joanna Sheen)
I cut the dies in green card too, then glued the flower part on top of the green layer and added the leaves.
I used the waste from one of my border punches to make some tiny "petals" dispersed by the breeze! There are a few tiny gems and a few dots of Stickles glitter glue in there too
The faux brads at the top right are more 'waste', this time some larger circles. They were shaped with a ball tool. then I added a tiny blob of Glossy Accents to eachI do love the way this background works and I think it would adapt well for Christmas cards - so maybe if I remember nearer the time...........
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