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October 28, 2012

Wildflower Sunrise



Today I'm sharing a sunrise wildflower card that I made with Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic Silhouette Grasses.



I started by brayering in shades of pale yellow and apricot on coated card stock.  (How long has it been since you dusted off your brayer?  It is great for quick, easy backgrounds.) After the ink dried, I used the large wildflower image and heat embossed it in black.  I layered this on to a black mat, and then on to a folded A2 apricot card base.


The greeting is from the Mulberry Woods Friend set.  I thought that it went with the wildflower image perfectly.  I stamped it, then scanned it to reduce the font to fit better in to my design layout.  I love it when I can mix and match sets like that!  Then I oval-punched it, and sponged lightly before layering on a pale yellow oval scalloped mat.

The punched butterflies were added as a finishing touch to add some motion and dimension.  Can you see that the large butterfly was punched from a scrap of polished stone paper?  A few rhinestones and they were done.  Tip:  when adding accents like this, usually odd numbers work best, unless your design is formal and symmetrical.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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