Hello Crafty Peeps! April showers bring May flowers...right?!! So today, I'm giving you much more detail on a card I made for the Ranger Ink booth at CHA this year that you may remember, using lots of Liquid Pearls and Specialty Stamping Paper...my fav! Enjoy the Purple Flower Garden Card.
I almost always use a reference photo when I'm painting or drawing. I didn't have any photos of this type of flower that I had taken sadly, so I found this photo on the internet, and I'll show you below how I painted them with Liquid Pearls...yes, you can use it other than just making dots or lines!
|I stamped the images with Wendy's Archival Ink, and then heat embossed them with Seafoam Powder. It doesn't matter what color ink you use as the powder covers it up, but I just choose the colors I was going to use. Then I cut them out.|
|I also used Specialty Stamping Paper for the background card. It really is my favorite paper. I squirted the LP out on the craft sheet, and used my finger to apply the paint, making lots of streaks to mimic other stems and leaves in the background.|
|I also used my finger to make flower petals, just barely dabbing, and using several tones. The shimmer is outstanding!|
|Everywhere I had purple flower blobs, I stamped a flower in Violet Archival. Then, I stamped lots of stems with Leaf Green Archival. I stitched around the card as well. This was beautiful as is, but of course I had to add more.|
|I inked the edges of the flowers with Violet, and the stems with Potting Soil, and then I adhered the stems to the card, and foam dotted the flowers. The sentiment was inked in Violet as well. Then I added this to a cardstock card base.|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!