Hello, friends! It's release day for the fabulous new Capturing Summer Collection from The Greetery! The release will be available for purchase beginning at 10 am ET! I'm popping in to share another bit of inspiration using the fabulous new Geranium BotaniCuts, Side Of Greens, and the Summer Findings Dies! I mentioned in yesterday's post that I'd created some red geraniums, but they just didn't work for the card I made, so I knew I needed to let them shine on their own card!
Red geraniums are some of my favorite flowers and I have quite a few planted this year! I just love the pop of color they add to my yard and porch, and right now they look especially cute with American flags tucked into their blooms! In Utah, we also celebrate on the 24th of July, so I keep the Americana look all month long!
To begin, I die cut ALL of the pieces for this card out of white cardstock and inked them up using Distress Oxide inks, blender brushes, and finger daubers. The butterflies got a bit of added detail with a white gel pen, but I also added white paint splatter to the entire card front to give it even more detail!
The background was created by adding some Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide ink around the edges of a Linen cardstock panel. I then glued the Side of Greens piece using liquid glue. This is a VERY delicate die cut piece, so I was very careful in handling it and gluing it! I had a little plank leftover from my Shiplap porch from yesterday's card, so I added that as a place to "ground" the pot of flowers. From there I added the pot and flowers using foam squares for maximum dimension.
The butterflies were created to look like a monarch butterfly with the stark black and striking orange! I thought they would accent the warmth of the flowers paired with the cool background! Of course I just couldn't resist adding quite a bit of glitter to let this card sparkle and shine! I hope you've enjoyed today's post! Have fun shopping and thanks for fluttering by!