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Soft Flowers for the Adventurer

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Soft Flowers
By:  Kittie Caracciolo, Artistic Guide 

Finished card size: 5.25" x 5.25" 

This scene full of flowers reminds me of spring where I grew up in West Virginia. I love the soft texture of the Flower Soft.

Supplies:
Stamps:
Cause a Scene Outdoor Master (Kittie Kits-Rubbernecker)
Cause a Scene In My Garden (Kittie Kits-Rubbernecker)
Paper:
Watercolor Paper (Arches)
Regal Rose (Stampin' Up!)
Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: 
Brilliance Black Graphite (Tsukineko)
Distress Peeled Paint (Ranger)
Distress Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Barely Banana (Stampin' Up!)
Other:
Brushes (Loew-Cornell)
Ink Blending Tool (Inkssentials-Ranger)
Stylus and Foam Tip (Clear Snap)
Sweet Pea (Flower Soft)
Glue (Flower Soft)
Wire (Flower Soft)
Grosgrain (Stampin' Up!)
Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!)
ATG Adhesive (3M)

Directions: 

  1. Cut a piece of watercolor paper 4.75" x 4.75" square.
  2. Cut a piece of green cardstock 5" x 5" Square
  3. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 10.5" x 5.25" and score in the center.
  4. Stamp tree with black ink.
  5. Stamp flower cart on scrap watercolor paper and cut out.
  6. Mask tree and stamp fence sections across the paper.
  7. Sponge blue ink around the sky area.
  8. Lightly sponge yellow across the fence and ground line to highlight.
  9. Paint the tree, fence and flower cart with brown reinker and water mixture.
  10. Sponge tree top area with green using stylus and foam tip to create a base for leaves.
  11. Sponge ground area and in between fence rails to create ground base.
  12. Stamp small leaf image repeatedly over green tree top area.
  13. Stamp small leaf image repeatedly over the ground area to create ground texture.
  14. Attach base of flower cart to scene leaving the top portion loose to fill in with flowers.
  15. Dab small amounts of glue lightly around the ground area and apply Sweet Pea Flower Soft. Continue applying glue to small areas and applying Flower Soft as desired.
  16. Cut several small sections of wire.Create flower stem by dipping wire tip into glue and then lightly sprinkling on Flower Soft. Set aside to dry.
  17. Continue creating flowers until you have enough to create an arrangement in the top of the flower cart and set them aside to dry. If you don't allow the glue to dry you will smash the Flower Soft and ruin the flower.
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  19. Pour a small amount of Crystal Effect in behind the flower cart and start arranging the flowers by sticking in the wire ends. Continue adding flower stems as desired.
  20. Apply glue to the wheel and cart legs and sprinkle Flower Soft around to give the appearance that the cart is standing in the flowers.
  21. Apply adhesive and attach watercolor layer to green cardstock.
  22. Apply adhesive to green cardstock back and attach pink grosgrain.
  23. Attach the completed scene to the pink card base.
  24. Tie a ribbon around the ribbon strip and create a knot.  Trim ends.

You have completed a beautiful outdoor scene full of beautiful flowers and soft texture. Pat yourself on the back and enjoy your lovely creation.


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3 Responses »

  1. wow I'd say what an amazing job. Thanks for sharing cyn

  2. i'm going to have to try out my flower soft....i've had it for months! this is just so cute!!
    tfs, sandyh

  3. I just love how you used these on your card. Keep up the good work.