Welcome to my crafty blog and a cascade of spring violas. I love those little pansies – I’ve got a couple of pots of them on my decking and thought the colours from the current Colour INKspiration would work well on them. The layout for this card is from a new-to-me challenge over at Atlantic Hearts

I started by embossing a piece of white card with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘bricks and mortar’ folder, which I attached to a 5×7 card blank.

I then stamped and die cut several of the small flowers from SU’s ‘pansy patch’ set. I used ‘pale papaya’ for all the centres, adding the outer parts in ‘mango melody’, ‘poppy parade’ and ‘gorgeous grape’, with the little centres in black. I don’t have SU inkpads, but their Write markers work really well for colouring stamps.

I ran the violas down the front of the card, attaching them with foam pads. I die cut a few of the leaves in basic black card and glued those into place around the flowers.

When I looked at the card again, I thought the black leaves were too heavy so cut several more in white card, coloured them with a ‘pale papaya’ marker and glued them over the black leqves. I offset them very slightly so there was a drop shadow on the leaves, to give them a bit more definition. I stamped the sentiment in black on a die cut from the ‘tasteful labels’ set and finished with a few black resin dots.

That looked much better!

8 thoughts on “violas

  1. This is a stunning card! I love the rich colors of your violas against the lovely embossed textured panel. Excellent decision about the leaves – the offset is brilliant. You have rocked the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

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  2. What a stunning card. I love the flowers and how you incorporated them into the sketch. Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

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  3. I love the flowers, so bright and vibrant, stunning! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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