For the color combo for this card I decided to take gray, deep red and white. Gray is a magical color. It coordinates with anything and anything makes looking better.
To start off I cut a panel out of Pale Gray cardstock and inked it with gray distress ink. I did my inking intentionally uneven to make it more dynamic. Next I slightly sprayed the panel with water, so distress ink reacted with it and added some visual texture to the background.
Next I started working on my floral cluster. I embossed in silver a couple of big flowers, several buds and loose petals onto a white cardstock and cut the out. The big flowers I colored using my gouache paint. This paint is similar to watercolor but more opaque. The other elements, like buds and petals I decided to leave them white to add contrast to the gray background as well as deep red flowers.
I assembled my floral cluster first adhering red magnolias to the background. I adhered the left one flat, with its petals bent a bit and the right flowers I adhered using thick clear dot, to give it some dimension.
All other items I tacked under both magnolias, adhering some of them flat and some – using thick glue dots to add dimension and some dynamic to this cluster.
I stamped a sentiment from the same stamps set onto a piece of white cardstock, which I adhered under the cluster using white foam squares. To finish off my card I added several marshmallow sequins and put some dots using a white pen.
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