Bloom Wildly

Hello crafty friends. I hope that you are staying safe and well. The weather is getting seriously warm here in Tokyo, and the rainy season is almost here. I’m secretly hoping that the rain will keep people home for just a few more weeks, as that would help keep everybody safe. I have a beautiful soft rainbow card to share with you today that combines several techniques. I hope you enjoy it!

This card uses the Wildflowers stamp set and matching dies from Paper Rose Studio. I have great news for my USA readers! Paper Rose products are now being stocked by Scrapbook.com. The wildflower stamp and die are available here for my US friends.

I used a rainbow of 10 inks from Altenew and Simon Says Stamp for this card, and if you’ll pardon my messy workmat, here’s a quick snap that I took of them all while I still had them on my desk so that you could know the exact colours I used.

Now, back to the card! I first laid out my 10 inks in rainbow order. I took inks 3, 6 and 9 and moved them up and out of the way. I then took a piece of white cardstock and stamped 7 mixed images directly on the cardstock, leaving out a small space for the remaining three which would be popped up. ( you could choose more or less flowers to pop up, or foam mount all of them if that’s what makes your heart happy!) I then die cut three more wildflowers from cardstock, and stamped onto these using my MISTI. I find that it is better to die cut first with long narrow shapes, because they are easy to accidentally bend when you stamp them, and then the die doesn’t fit the shape very well.

I placed a piece of post it tape along the bottom of the card to create a neat border one, and then gently blended the same colours up from that line, fading out as I went up. I didn’t use every single colour, because when blending, the colours mix together and create the intermediate colours anyway.

Next, I stamped the sentiment, and mounted the panel onto a pale grey card with some foam tape. This card came together very much like I had in my mind when I first thought of it, which is always nice, because it is actually a rare card that doesn’t need some thinking and changing as I go.

I hope that you have enjoyed this card and are inspired to get creative yourself. If you’d like to see more, feel free to visit my Instagram page here.

Until next time, may you be both safe and happy.

Blessings,

Donna

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