Thoughtful Branches Thankyou

This card comes from a limited time stamp and framelit bundle.  There are many options within, all kinds of trees and fun things, but this is why I bought mine.  I love hydrangeas so much.  I am so going to enjoy this set.

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I put a new stamp pad to use.  Stampin’Up! has produced a few ombre pads, this one in particular is rich razzleberry.  I am usually a bit more traditional, wanting more self control over the colors I use.  But this was pretty darn fun.  I like how it turned out and I am glad I bought them.  I wanted the color to bleed some, so I spritzed the flower with water after it was die cut.  It softened the color without compromising the ombre effect.

I painted another piece of water color paper with almost artichoke and used the stem die cut.  I didn’t have to add any color afterwards, it turned out nice.  I knew I would be working in water color paper, so I made both flower parts and the card front from the same paper. That way the ink would react the same and have a uniform look.  The background was done with a light wash in crushed curry.  No distressing, just painting.

I stamped the sentiment directly to the card front and called it good.  I did layer it up on another piece of almost artichoke paper for a bit of interest and to help control curling of the card front.

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Have a creative day!

Moana

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