The weather forecast calls for solid rain and thunderstorms over the next 8 days… so things are kind of gloomy here in my neck of the woods right now. Not at all summer-like. I’m already missing the sunshine and blue skies, so thought I would cheer things up here with a summery card to chase away the grey. A sweet floral birthday card that I have the great pleasure of sharing today over on the Ranger Ink blog.
I love this Glorious Bouquet stamp by Tim Holtz, and thought it would be perfect to use for my friend, Paige’s, July birthday. I stamped a portion of the floral image in brown Archival ink onto a panel of watercolor paper, and then colored it in with Distress inks and markers. Added a drop shadow around the branches with marker. And blended things smooth with a wet paintbrush.
A pair of dimensional frames made with some Tim Holtz dies gives a bit of a shadowbox feel to the design. I inked the frames in a pretty Distress combo of Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet, with some Brushed Corduroy thrown in because, well…. that’s my favorite. Ranger opaque crackle paste was rubbed into the corners, then brushed with perfect pearls for a soft shimmery finish.
I love how this card turned out. So perfectly shabby sweet, like only Distress can do. As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I got together with some of my scrappy gal pals for a day of cropping…. but then found out my car battery was dead. But what’s life without a bit of sweet and a bit of sour, right? Hope you all have lots of sweet in the week ahead!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: