Saturday, August 26, 2017

For Your Special Day…



Each of us have special days each year that we consider “just ours.” When these special days occur, it is made more special when friends acknowledge it too. This card will be sent to celebrate a young couple’s 27th Anniversary.

For today’s card, I used a Pale Peach and Dark Green Foamiran. I wanted a nice sized flower so I selected a retired Sizzix die, created by Susan’s Garden – Tulip. There are 3 larger sizes of petal designs in this set. I cut 4 layers each of the peach (at one time) and 4 layers of the green for the leaves. Then, using Gelatos, I blended Mando and Butter Cream on the outer tips of the petals. For the blending, I found you do not have to completely covered as I used my fingers to blend each color. The area that will be in the center, I used Pistachio and the Butter Cream, blending softly towards the upper edges. 


For the leaves, I again used the Gelatos and actually the same three colors to randomly blend.
To see the process of forming the flower, it would be easier to watch a video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdDkqZh9ra8. There are several and you may find the different techniques interesting.

The lovely chip board design is from Snip Art. I hot glued the board onto a lavender pearlescent paper then glued the flower and leaves into place.

Special Note: Hope you get a chance to look into creating life-like flowers using this exciting 0.6cm foam. It is thinner than most of our crafters foam. I have purchased my foam from Foamiran World in Ireland and have recently learned the Whimsy Stamps in Florida carries the foam and supplies. You can use your put-together flower dies as there seems to be no difference in the quality of the dies.

Wishing you a fantastic day and hoping you will drop by again.
God Bless,


Barb

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