Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blossom with Stripes

Today I'm playing with my new stamps and matching die again, and was taken with a card from Concord & 9th on their website.  That version had stamped stripes running horizontally and orange flowers.  Here's my version.

Striped Blossom

supplies: white and charcoal card stock, MFT striped patterned paper, Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom and matching die, Altenew and VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, acetate, adhesive foam squares

I love black and bright yellow combinations, so after I decided to use the black and white stripe for my background, I chose yellows for my stamped flowers.  I sized the striped background to A2, then cut out 2 of the sprigs using the die.  On a white card base I used the striped panel to help me position where to stamp the flowers and leaves.  I knew that I wanted to lift the striped panel above the stamped card base, but it wasn't until near the end that I decided to also add the die-cut outline in charcoal; I think it gives the stamped image more definition.  Then in order to hold that outline into my striped panel, I lined it on the back with pieces of acetate to give me something to glue the outline to.  Then I just added my sentiment from the stamp set panel and popped it above the card base.  

I love how it turned out! 

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! The outline certainly makes the flowers pop.

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  2. This is amazing Lin - love how the die cuts and background float above the stamped images. A fabulous card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Beautiful card Lin, I too love the look of black and yellow together. The stripe pattern looks wonderful with these floral die cuts. Perfect.

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  4. Very pretty Lin. The bold black and white behind the flowers is stunning

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  5. Quite striking! I think the hard lines of the stripes and the floral lines of the flowers really work. Fantastic colors. I love the card.

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  6. I, too, love how it turned out! :)

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the b/w stripes and the yellow flowers go perfectly with it.

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  8. Oh wow--just love this one, Lin!

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