I was telling my FB peeps a few days ago, how much I’d love to see a brand new, two-three step stamp set on the market, which would allow me to create vintage-style floral arrangements full of old English roses, wild flowers and whatnot. Then we started exchanging thoughts on the existing sets which allow us to do just that and it led me to wondering how the heck it happened that I never used those teeny tiny roses in The Sweet Life (PTI), to create a custom background. Intimidation, I suppose – because they truly are small and that yields a lot of stamping. But hey, it’s WORTH it, guys 🙂
I stamped those small roses all over the PTI Rustic White card, and filled the gaps with the equally small flowers from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals & leaves from Folk Art Florals. Then I covered the card with a layer of vellum to mute down the colours, but left a rim around the card for an interesting peek-out accent.
For the focal point, I die cut and stamped the trio of large roses from The Sweet Life, plus the foliage, and stamped the sentiment from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello directly on vellum.
I based this card on this CTS#85 layout:
I was still feeling creative after I finished with this one, and I attempted one more floral background – this time with my recent favourite (and not mine only, seeing everyone’s enthusiasm!), Altenew‘s Painted Flowers. I also multi-stamped them with a variety of inks including white, which gave the pattern a fresh, crisp feel. This time I used a light gray cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Fog, which is seriously so, SO yummy I can hardly stand it.
See that subtle texture on the surface of the paper? This is what gets me every time. I learnt that while many people look out for for the smoothest cardstock, I tend to appreciate the natural look that gives off the feel of a hand-made paper. Delish!
I decorated the top part of the card with some washi tape, a strip of cardstock in a matching yellow colour, the sentiment assembled with the help of Simon Says Stamp Hello You set, and a length of Hemptique twine. I also added some fake splatters from WPlus9 Ink Splats, also with white ink, in between the flowers.
This card in turn, is inspired by both the photo and the layout in the current Fusion challenge.
That’s all for today, stay warm fellow Aussies (brrrr!) and see you tomorrow!