The latest Colour INKspiration Facebook group challenge #46 colour scheme had me stumped until I saw a project done by fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Ann Craig. Ann created a topiary blossom tree covered in flowers she had made from card stock.
The colours for challenge #46 are: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green.
With Ann’s project as inspiration, I set out to recreate the topiary but on a card. I used a retired small flower punch to cut out flowers from card stock in the challenge colour. The flowers were arrange in double layers with a pearl in the centre.
The main panel of the card is Whisper White which has been dabbed with Frost White shimmer paint. I matted the panel with Gorgeous Grape card stock and mounted the panel on a thick Whisper White card base. I sponged Granny Apple Green ink on to the main panel where the flowers were going to be on the card just so that the gaps between the flowers were not so stark. Then it was just a matter of arranging all the flowers on to the card and adding a sentiment.
The sentiment is a stamp from the retired Teeny Tiny Sentiment stamp set which is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White card stock.
Used in this project:
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Teeny Tine Sentiments
Tools: sponge dauber
Accessories: frost white shimmer paint, pearls
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