Sunday, August 5, 2012

Flower Vase with Orange and Teal

A simple scene with a vase of flowers on a table.  Lots of nice little touches, like the vase embossing and white faux stitching.  I really like the finished card.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source (PS) and Papertrey Ink (PTI). 
  • The card base is PTI ocean tides (muted teal). Embossing folder is Lifestyle Crafts diamonds and dots.
  • The dark teal vase and background layer are PS peacock (dark teal).  The vase is die cut with one of the PTI mega gracious vases dies.  The embossing folder is Sizzix berry splash.
  • Technique for vase:  After die cutting the vase shape, I moved it around in the embossing folder to find a nice pattern.  The plastic folder was easy to see through and position the pattern on the vase. 
  • The table base is PTI dark chocolate (brown), with a table cover of PTI Hawaiian shores (aqua) from the 2009 bitty dot basics patterned paper.  The table cover is die cut with one of the PTI fabulous frames (B).  I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen. 
  • The little heart is PTI terra cotta tile (deep rusty orange, not as red as it looks on the screen); it's the wing cutout that was left over from the bird in this card
  • The flowers are PTI terra cotta tile and summer sunrise (yellow).  The sun-shaped die is PTI ad sense, and the flower centers are from a 1/4" hole punch.  I edged the yellow flower with Copic YR27 marker, to help it stand out more on the background.
  • I drew the flower stems with Copic 0.3 turquoise multiliner.
  • The light orange background is PTI melon berry. 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (187)

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