Who says you can’t use plaid Christmas paper for a spring floral “Hello” card? It’s Sunday, and at The Paper Players we are Mad for Plaid!
This week, the talented LeAnne is hosting our theme challenge: Plaids or Checks (as the focus of your project). While I could have pulled out the oh-so-springy Gingham Gala designer paper, I still had some plaid paper from the Under the Mistletoe collection which I thought would pair nicely with the Wonderful Romance set. I hope you enjoy today’s card!
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One of my “go-to” layouts is placing a focal image on a stitched circle, and then adding a banner sentiment. I know you have seen me use this layout many, many times. It’s an old friend of mine, and I feel quite comfortable with it. Once again, I found myself gravitating to it.
I used the Wonderful Romance bundle, and watercolored the images using an Aqua Painter and inks. The colors I used are listed in the tutorial. The brighter foliage was achieved by using Daffodil Delight ink. The Fresh Fig blossoms have just a touch of Daffodil Delight in their centers, which is hidden by rhinestones. However, you can clearly see that I added a few speckles, which gives them a touch of realism. Please note: While the Wonderful Floral framelits dies are not available, the Wonderful Romance stamp set is! Plus, there are several lovely floral sets with framelits which would work equally well with this layout. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
I also broke up the greenery slightly by adding Fresh Fig “sprigs”. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a Highland Heather butterfly. This one reminds me a little of the small purple ones which used to be so prevalent during springtime in Iowa.
For all the details on how to make today’s floral hello card, just click on the tutorial button below. You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off. For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.
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