Today I am sharing a set of cards centered around the newest paper collection to Thoughtful Studio, Tessa's Summer Storms.
This collection is made up of dark teals and blues that pair perfectly with corally pinks and reds, which inspired me to create this set of floral greeting cards.
Along with the colors in this new collection, Tessa's Summer Storms also include many textured, botanical patterns that led me to using a floral centerpiece on each of my cards.
You can take a look at the collection below, as well as the bonus freebie included in the digital download.
For my first card, I stamped out a group of flowers from Honey Bee Stamp's Everything Wonderful onto a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair ink.
I then colored in the image with a water brush, using a variety of colors from my set of Karin Brushmarkers. I attempted to choose colors that corresponded with those found in the paper collection.
For the second card, I stamped out the same flower image onto two different coral/red patterned papers, as well as a piece of 80 lb. white card stock. Then I heat embossed them with gold detail embossing powder.
On one of the patterned papers, I just colored in the shading on the large flowers using copic markers. On the other patterned paper I did the same thing but only colored in the smaller flower images. For the leaves and berries, I used copics and filled in the images on the white card stock.
I then trimmed out each of the colored pieces and layered them on top of the colored image stamped on the white card stock. I used glue dots to secure the pieces and give a little dimension.
Once the images were colored, I trimmed them out and set them aside to start on the splattered backgrounds.
I smooshed some distress oxide inks in the colors spun sugar, worn lipstick, broken china, and peacock feathers onto my glass mat and spritzed them with water. I used a medium sized paint brush and splattered the inks onto a piece of 110 lb. card stock; I did the same with some Delicata Golden Glitz ink as well.
I trimmed down the splattered card stock to a 2 1/16" strip and ran the edges along the Delicata ink pad.
I used a teal patterned paper as the main card panel. I trimmed one panel to an A2 size and another to 3 1/2" x 7". I added a splattered strip to each card front and layered the colored flower images on top of that.
For each card, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Everything Wonderful stamp set in gold detail embossing powder. For the taller card, I only heat embossed one word and stamped the rest in Versafine Clair ink where the sentiment overlapped the splattered panel.
Next, I added some gold liquid pearls to the A2 card.
To finish, I created two corresponding card bases using 110 lb. card stock and added the main panels to the front with liquid adhesive.
I love how these cards turned out!
I think they are so elegant and would be great for almost any occasion, especially Mother's Day. :)
You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .
And of course, you can get these wonderful patterned papers here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio
Currently, there is also a shopwide sale for 60% off until May 4, 2020!
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