The flower is from the You Are My Happy triple set special from October 2013, and the sentiment is from Friendship Blessings set which retired a long time ago but is still a favorite of mine.
I white embossed the flowers onto vellum and then smushed my Pacifica, Lagoon, and Sky ink pads together to collect ink in the lids. Using my watercolor brush, I dropped splotches over the top and let them dry. The last step was to pick up even more ink and flick it over top to get the smaller, more intense colored droplets.
I cut the flowers out leaving a small border around the white embossing and adhered them with a small dot of Liquid Glass. The flower tucked behind the front two is actually half a flower. Since it was going to get hidden away, there was no sense wasting a whole flower back there.
The sentiment was stamped in Pacifica pigment ink and embossed with clear powder to have it have the same shine as the white flowers.
The panel with the flowers and sentiment on it was trimmed to 4x5.25 and mounted on a 4.25x5.5 card using foam mounting tape.
Mom loved the cards, but the problem with that is she'll use them all up and want more for her birthday in March. Better get crafting!
Until next time,