Sunday, April 13, 2014

for the love of flowers

We have just handed over a birthday card to someone who loves roses.  As she has been tending a hydrangea and successfully ridding it of its powdery mildew I designed this year's card around some molded paper hydrangea flowers. 

They were hand coloured with a Copin pen to co-ordinate with a pink Bazzill linen paper I used for the label shape die cut.  As the Copic has an alcohol solvent base the fine details in the flowers didn't swell and disappear as would happen with a water based pen or paint.

The Spellbinders dies used with the additional embossing step add polish to the die cut shapes.  The gold mat on the greeting is not seen until the card is opened.
The openings in the front of the card and the No 17 labels were die cut with one of the matching oval dies.  The alignment wasn't done but eye!  A few measurements, some maths and pencil lines were needed for the right positioning of the dies.