I've been having so much fun using the new Into the Blooms die collection and today I'm sharing two more ideas using these fun new products! It is so easy to create lifelike blooms with just a little bit of ink, a blender brush, and some foam squares! You could also die cut them from different colors of cardstock and add additional ink around the edges for dimension. Either way you choose, you're sure to have fabulous results!
The reason why I like using the ink blending technique is because I can easily die cut all of the pieces out of white cardstock and then decide on the colors as I go along. For today's cards, I have two each of the pink flower, the purple flower, and the large yellow flower.
I also added some crystal glitter to the edges and centers of the flowers and leaves for some sparkle and shine. I just love how they turned out with the addition of the glitter! If glitter isn't your thing, you could also try adding some Nuvo drops to look like dew, or for additional detail to the stems or centers.
I love the sentiments from the Blossoming Branches stamp set and knew they would look great with today's cards. I heat embossed two of the included sentiment onto black strips of cardstock using silver powder. I'm a sucker for heat embossed sentiments if you can't tell!
As much as I wanted to use these two sentiments, I'm also in need of birthday cards so I chose a light sentiment to add to the bottom of each card. It is from the Just Sentiments: Tagged stamp set and I recently used it on THIS card as well. I felt like it is a nice complement to the card with out competing with the embossed sentiment.
I die cut the True Black and Pink Posey Bitty Big Pattern Paper using the Love to Layer: Notched die to give the background some extra detail. The flowers are also layered onto one of the notched panels that is die cut from white cardsock.
On this next card, I JUST used the Pink Posey paper for a different look. Originally, I had only planned on having the previous card have the small swiss dot background in black, but then I realized that I wouldn't have a place for the "Sweet Birthday Wishes" sentiment, so I added the pink panel to the bottom of that card.
I also added some black ink splatter over the top of the card, but I did cover up the sentiment at the bottom. I didn't want to run the risk of a big splatter hitting the petite sentiment! LOL!
Rather than just making a sentiment strip, I decided to actually wrap the entire piece around the pink panel to give it just a bit more detail. I usually wrap my vellum sentiments around like this, but chose to do it with the cardstock on these two cards.
The panel on the left is added to a True Black top folding A2 card base while the card on the right is added to a white card base. It's always fun to experiment with different options to get the results you're hoping for! Sometimes I have a clear plan in my head, but when it comes time to execute it, it's just not quite right! These will be headed to their recipients for their birthday soon! Thanks for fluttering by!