When I saw this color challenge go up on Inspired by Stamping, I went straight to my craftroom. I found the most stunning blue feather, and knew I’d be making a card around that feather.
This was a reasonably easy card, but a tad tedious, mostly because I dyed both the flowers used.
I started with raspberry cardstock, then stamped around it with Little Flowers. I did this in Firebrick Red Distress Ink, because it was an almost perfect match for the cardstock.
Next I dyed the large flowers, which are from my stash (originally from Kaisercraft), using Firebrick Red Distress Ink again. The ‘blue’ flowers are from IBS, and I dyed them with Broken China Distress Ink. These were all put aside to dry. (For all these, I added the distress ink to a heat-proof pad, then spritzed with water. This makes the color absorb and distribute better.)
Then I cut an oblong piece of cream cardstock to use as a backing sheet in the centre. I stamped the greeting with Versamark, then embossed with blue embossing powder. The greeting was stamped with Big Wishes II.
I also ran Versamark around the edges and added blue embossing powder there too, as I felt it was a little bare.
The feathers were added to the Firebrick Red flowers with Zots, then another Zots added, and they were both added to the cream card. Last but not least, I added the ‘blue’ flowers, using Glossy Accents.
Okay, that’s it. Fairly simple, as I said, but because I dyed all the flowers, it took a little longer.
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