The above card was inspired by various pots I have seen for flowers that I liked. I wanted a terra cotta like "but different" feel to a vase. The great thing about card making is that if you do not have something, you can invent it. That is exactly what was done. Tip Top Taupe was run through the Boho Chic embossing folder to give it a faux terra cotta like look (well kind of). The pot was cut using the Layered Ovals thinlit dies. I had spritzers in my stamp room that I had not gotten a chance to play with so I found two colors I thought would make a great background. Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky were selected for this. The spritzer was almost filled with 70% alcohol. Ink Refills were then placed in the top of the spritzer. One color per bottle was used. Watercolor paper was taken and spritzed to give it the feel I wanted it to give. I wanted a sunlight sky type of background and although things always turn out different than I had imagined it, I loved it.
In real life it has an impressionist type look to it. I love the French Impressionists so it was a perfect card for me to give. A doily was placed to give the look of a lace tablecloth. The Blossom Bunch and Petite Petals punches were used for the vase flowers. The vase was popped on with Stampin' Dimensionals. Timeless Tags dies were used to cut vellum and pink pirouette butterflies out. Glue dots were used to adhere them to the watercolor paper. Rhinestones on the butterflies and flowers added the bling I love to this card. A simple card that was so much fun to make. I hope you get the chance to use the spritz background technique. It is so much fun and with alcohol dries quickly.
For the dimensions of the cardstock (everything was layered) :
Whisper White Card Base: 8 1/2" scored at the 4 1/4" and folded. Cut at the 5 1/2" on the 11" side
Marina Mist: 4" by 5 1/4"
Watercolor paper: 3 3/4" by 5 "
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