More Flower Challenge Photo Inspiration
Hi Friends! Hope the start of your week is going well! If your Monday is gray, you’re in the perfect spot to get a dose of bright floral cards. I hope they cheer you up, and inspire you to create your own floral cards for this month’s challenge!
I am super excited about my design for these cards, which I came up with trying to figure out the right background for these large beautiful peonies, which are new from Hero Arts. I decided to use the new fringe die to layer up, and varying the colors and the lengths of the fringe to contrast the colors of the flowers. If you don’t have this fringe die, you can totally make your own by cutting slits into thick stripes of colored card stock or you can just use large bold stripes of color or paper which would also be a great effect.
My first two cards are color opposites of each other – I either have a rainbow fringe and a black and white flower or black and white fringe and a rainbow flower, and I think both look great.
I created both the rainbow fringe and the rainbow flower by playing with rainbow colors of watercolor or distress ink on watercolor paper and then using that to die cut from – so super easy! I then added my flowers to the upper right, and a small stamped sentiment on top of my fringe, a few gems, and these cards are done!
My last card uses both a colorful fringe and a color flower but with complimentary colors to neither one overpowers the others. For this card, I wanted my alcohol ink flower with vivid sunset colors to be the focal point, so I used soft teals and aquas for my fringe. For this fringe, I blended an ombre look onto my watercolor paper with Distress Oxides, which created an ombre fringe look which I just love. I like how it looks my peony is floating upon a calm lake with the colors I chose, but with some trendy fringe. I added a gold glitter stripe to help separate the two color pallets a bit, added my small black sentiment, a few white gems and this card is also done! I decided not to trim the petals going over the edge – I’m still debating if I should do it. What do you think? I’d love your opinion!
I hope these fun cards inspired you to Put a Flower On It, and submit your beautiful flower card – whether as the focal point or the background – to the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!