Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More Flowers

Thanks for all those knowledgeable stampers out there, the flowers were lupines! I have some more silhouette flowers for you today. I was feeling a real red, chocolate chip, and creamy caramel sort of colour scheme, so that's what I did. The first card is a layout that I never tire of. I stamped the branches horizontally, added a sentiment, and made some more of my own designer paper with the mini-check background. I really love this layout, as I've said hundreds of times by now, for its versatility. You really can use any image, sentiment, or theme with this layout.

So next, I still wanted to do something in those colours. I thought, why not turn my favorite layout 90 degrees? I'm surprised I haven't done that sooner! I had to play around with where the sentiment and the side panel worked best, but the layout still works! I found that the wide grosgrain worked better on this one because the bulkier knot didn't get in the way of any of the flowers.
**There was a question regarding my inking up the flowers. For these ones, I've just been using my Stampin' Up! markers. I start with the lightest colour and work my way to the darker ones. Huff a bit of air (aka moisture) onto the stamp immediately before stamping.**
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Creamy Caramel
Accessories, etc.: Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Wide Red Grosgrain


  1. Wow! These are brilliant cards! Great colour combo and as usual great colouring!

  2. Very, very nice. I love these colors together & the flowers are gorgeous.

  3. Both these cards are so rich and elegant. Natasha they are beautiful!

  4. Natasha, these are SO pretty! Love turning that layout vertically! Clever!

  5. These are beautiful - love the red flowers & how they look dimensional!