Floral Thinking Of You Card

Hi everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments on my last post.

A quick post today to share a card I made recently.

 

 

The background was created using Distress Oxides and then the flowers stamped using Black permanent ink. I took some of the colour out from the background, from behind the flower heads, using a clean damp paint brush.  I then painted some of the flowers with inks. To bring it all together I  added some white paint splashes.

 

 

Crafty Individuals Stamps used:

Build A Meadow CI 395
Build A Spring Flower Garden CI 423
Words and Wishes  CI 438

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x

30 Comments

  1. Sandra

    I love this card Flo and I’ve only just discovered the Oxide inks, so I’m loving them too. Everything on this card works together so beautifully and I really like your colour palette. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. Marianne

    Florence, I always like the stamps you use, but I am most enthralled with your background. I love the colors and the variegated way they adhered to the paper. This card is so beautiful – who wouldn’t love to get something like this to know they were being thought of. I hope you had a lovely weekend and are headed into a joyous week.

    Marianne xox

  3. Craftyfield

    You’ve managed very well to lift the colours from the Distress background, the flowers have clean colours and look gorgeous. xx

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Christine. Yes I did manage ok with this one. It’s not easy to remove the colour with them is it! The normal distress inks are easy peasy. I think it could have been the water color paper/card stock I used. The inks seems to sit on it rather than soak in. Pleased you like the card.
      Hugs Flo x

  4. Barbara

    Hi Florence, I have just a few of the Oxides and I have mostly just sponged with them and blended the colours. I have such a long list of things I want to try. I really like the little stamps you have used here, so pretty.

    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Barb. I have had problems with the oxides directly applied to card with a sponge. This could be the card stock I am using. I have very, very limited choice. For me, I have found it easier to pat the ink onto a piece of plastic or an acrylic block, spritz it with water and then swish the card in the diluted ink. I do like them to stamp with on coated card stock and then emboss with clear powder. Saves buying special ink and different colours of embossing powder so I am pleased with that. Saves the pennies. One of the surprises for me was that some different colour combos don’t necessarily work as I thought they were going to and some colour combos seem to work better together than I thought they would. If that makes sense. A bit like a box of chocolates….you don’t know what you are going to get! 🙂 All good fun though.
      Hugs Flo x

  5. Gerrina

    Such great fresh colours! And love the splashes’they really finish of the card! Enjoy the weekend; hope you’ll get some sunshine too! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. Pat

    The oxide background is really pretty Flo and I adore snakeshead fritillary flowers and the blue ones are pretty too, also the bright orangy red butterflies are so uplifting and fun. The white spattering finishes it perfectly too. x

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