May 26, 2011

Year of Flowers Collection: Pansies


Well, I'm a little late to the party, but I thought I'd post my card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop anyway.  I had it all ready to post last night, but sometimes life gets in the way of the best of plans, doesn't it?

I was really excited to see the Year of Flowers Collection in the latest PTI release.  I only have the original YOF:  Mums, but the rest of the set is on my wish list.  The problem is that every time I go to order one of them, I can't decide which one!  So hopefully the mini versions in the new Collection will help me decide.

For this card, I chose the pansies.  First I masked the edges of my kraft card base using Post-it notes. I stamped the pansies several times in the center of the card in white ink, then colored them with Copic markers.  Once I removed the Post-its, I drew a frame with a white gel pen.

If I had the original YOF:  Pansies, I would have loved to color and cut out one of the larger flowers to layer over my sentiment banner.  Since that wasn't an option, I stamped the smaller blooms onto white cardstock, colored and cut them out, then popped them up on foam adhesive on a white doily.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Kraft, Lavender Moon, white
Stamps:  Year of Flowers Collection, Ribbon Tails
Ink:  Frost White (Clearsnap), Copic markers, white pen (Inkssentials)
Tools:  Banner die
Accessories:  doily (Martha Stewart), embossing powder (Stampendous)

I'm thinking it would be fun to do a whole set of these with different flowers from the collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great night!

14 comments:

Jean Martin said...

Ooooh this is gorgeous! I have that on my list as well! :) And I can't decide which of the YOF I want either!!!! hehe

Karen said...

Christina this is sooooooo pretty! Great job! Every single month I say I'm gonna play along with the blog hop but something always gets in the way! lol

Karen
x

Ginny said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

WOW!!! amazing coloring and stamping done here! Those perfectly colored pansies look awesome on Kraft... and the Lavender Moon strip makes the whole card pop!

Marisa said...

Love pansies and love this card! Fabulously done!

Karen B. said...

This is so pretty, and what a great technique as well!

Lindsay said...

Ohwee Christina! This is my fav of yours so far! LOVE LOVE LOVE the coloring on those flowers! Great LO too!

Amy said...

Hi Christina! This is just so pretty! I love all your colouring...it's fantastic! I am over the moon excited to have this YOF collection set! Mini flowers! Swoon!

Laurie said...

OH my word! This is gorgeous! Those flowers and those colors on the kraft base? Ummm...beautiful! Loving this card girlfriend!!

Dana said...

Oh Christina...*sigh* You DO beat all girl! I have not liked the YOF:violets until now. You have seriously made me rethink my original impression. This card is awesome. Just awesome.

Pastila said...

WOW! Great work!!!

The Paper Parade said...

I just love looking at what you create...I have not found a single one that I don't just go "wow" about :) I love the idea you had to make one card from each of the year of flowers minis...I just got that set, too, and it definitely needs more use! I like how you colored on the craft cardstock...I never think to do things like that.

Andrea M said...

AHHHH!!!….OK, that's outta my system. Dang, girl, this ROCKS!!! That is one of my fav YOF sets and I love this mini YOF set. So SO BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE them on the kraft! Yup, onto Pinterest it goes!

kasia c. said...

I love that framed panel you created. Those flowers are just gorgeous. :)
WOW!!!
And I love the way you cut out the pansies and placed them on the doily. Such a gorgeous focal point.

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