Lily Bouquet Card - Donna Lewis

Hello crafty friends. Have you ever felt frozen by an unexpected success? That’s what happened when making this card! More about that in a little while. I’m also frozen here by the fact that it’s snowing outside! (Frozen by the window, watching the snow, that is – I don’t want to miss a single flake!)
The main stamp for this card is the Lily Bouquet by Paper Rose Studio, and before colouring it, I looked at lots and lots of lily pictures. I noticed that many of them had their deepest colours in the middle of the petals, rather than in the centre of the flower or the edges. This gave me a colouring challenge, and I really wanted to do justice to the beautiful stamp. Eventually I settled on a flower that was deep pink in the centre and pale yellow on the outside. I used a bunch of Copic markers, 7 or 8 for the petals! I could have made do with four colours only, but the extra colours made blending much easier, and I was thrilled with the result.
You can see the whole card making process here!
Then the panic set in! I didn’t want to do anything to my flower panel that would wreck it! What if I spilled something? What if I inkblended with too heavy a hand? What if my background was too overpowering for the delicate stems and leaves of this image? On and on went the indecision! In the end I decided to cut around my image, so that I could only attach it to the background once I was happy with it. I really like dimension anyway!
The background for this card was made using the Fish Net Stencil from Paper Rose Studio. I taped it to the back of a precut white card front and then inkblended in the centre with Rosie Cheeks Ink, and then further out with Lemonade Ink, both from Simon Says Stamp. I then removed the stencil, and spattered the panel with Liptick Red Ink, and Gold paint, each mixed with water.
The sentiments once again come from the All Occasions Sentiments set. This set is the gift that keeps on giving. I have used and used it, and you can hardly see a dent in the sentiments that are left. I laminated some of the sentiments using gold foil sheets and a regular laminator, and used two for this card.
Finally, I layered my panel first onto a piece of gold glimmer cardstock, and then onto a prefolded card base. And the card was done! And I didn’t wreck it! And all was right with the world!
Until next time, may your cards work out just fine!

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