Flower shop thanks

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m sharing a card I made for my brilliant dentist, who managed a very painless tooth extraction yesterday. I broke a tooth during lockdown and managed to put a temporary filling in it, (it was a bit like a crafting project!!) but subsequently developed an abscess. Dentists are now open again, but my tooth couldn’t be saved, so had to come out after a week on antibiotics. It is great not to have the pain and discomfort any more, and I’m very grateful to her, hence the card.

I was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Color Throwdown https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/ , but had to think for a while about how best to use the colours in a card

I’ve been doing quite a bit of pattern building following an online class from Joanne James (aka The Crafty Owl), and thought the colours would blend well into a panel with a random pattern stamped over them. I started by masking off a panel on a piece of card, and then brushed ink in the three colours across the card to get a blended effect.

I then dug out my Stampin Up ‘flower shop’ stamps, which I haven’t used in ages. I stamped one of the flowers across the panel, but overlapping the borders, to make it look more fluid

Patterns tend to look better if the stamps are close together, and I still had a few gaps at this point. I found a little flower stamp in the ‘hello cupcake’ set and so used that to fill in the spaces between the large flowers.

I finished the card with a sentiment, and mounted it onto a piece of purple card before attaching it to a 6×6 card blank. All that’s left is to write it and pop it in an envelope to deliver on Monday. I was going to get her some chocolates, but that’s probably not very sensible to give a dentist!! It will have to be flowers.

3 thoughts on “Flower shop thanks

  1. Love this – so pretty Deborah! A clever way to use these bold colours in a subtle way and I love the way your pattern of outlined flowers allows your blended colours to show through. Glad that tooth pain has gone now – I’m sure the dentist will love the card!

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