I hope you all are enjoying our March Floral challenge. I am so ready to jump into spring with both feet!
Usually I do not gravitate towards pastel colors but I have been obsessed with coral colors lately. I chose some brighter corals, oranges and yellows for this garden floral bouquet card.
I started by die cutting the flowers from the Envelope Fancy dies and the Bouquet Accessories Fancy dies several times. I colored the flowers using Copic markers.
After I colored the flowers I started on the bouquet wrap. I die cut it from white cardstock and stamped the text stamp from the Sending Love Mail stamp set using Soft Granite shadow ink. I used a blending brush and Cup O’Joe ink to soften the harsh white paper. With the wrap finished I took some time to arrange the flowers. I wanted the bouquet to look full and have some variety to the flowers. I used Precision glue to adhere the flowers. Just a tiny dot does a great job of holding them in place until I was ready to make it permanent. Once I had everything where I wanted it, I gently lifted the flowers and added a larger dab of glue to adhere it to the floral wrapper.
For the background, I die cut white cardstock using the Bold Graphic Confetti die. Then, I adhered that to Papaya Hero Hues cardstock using Precision Glue. The glue works great for this intricate die. This die reminds me of lattice in a garden. I die cut a rectangle of white cardstock using the Nesting Rectangle Infinity dies. This helped the bouquet not get lost in the busy background.
I die cut the sentiment banner using the a die from the Bouquet Accessories Fancy Dies and used Copics to color the banner a coordinating color. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Sending Love Mail stamp set. I ALWAYS need more birthday cards so when I am not sure which sentiment to use, I usually choose Happy Birthday.
That’s it for me today. I hope this card inspires you to join our floral challenge or plant some pretty coral flowers in your gardens!