Hi there! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a thinking of you card designed for the the summer season. Nothing says summer like tropical leaves and hibiscus flowers. This floral centerpiece is a special way to send happy thoughts to someone you are thinking about. I am using the following Sunny Studio Stamps products:
To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started with a light wash of color on Canson XL Watercolor paper using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paint. I used soft blues and yellows which also created some nice greens, too. 🙂 For the centerpiece bowl, I got creative with my Sunny Studio dies. I used the rounded flap from the Sweet Treat Bag die set and added a striped piece of pattern paper from the Subtle Greys pad for a decorative top edge to the bowl. I used my Copic C1 and C0 to add shading below the pattern strip to make it look more real.
For the centerpiece flowers and foliage, I die cut a number of sets of leaves using the Summer Greenery Dies and colored them using G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, and YG00. I like to make them look a bit striped because often they really are a bit striped in real life. Rarely are they perfectly blended (I spent years in my mom’s flower shop!)
For the hibiscus, I used the following red Copic markers to color them: R89, R29, R24, R17, R43, R22, YR31, and Y21. For the butterfly, I used YR27, YR24 and YR21. The leaves and flowers were arranged into the centerpiece bowl and adhered in place. I use Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares to make the flowers stand out a bit more. I added some sparkle to the front using coordinating shades of embellishment jewels. Lastly, the front was attached to a white card base using double-sided tape. Tip: The double sided tape holds watercolor paper flat and keeps the edges secure.
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