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If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from the delightful Dawn Tidd's blog.
There are so many fantastic and touching sentiments in this set, you might find yourself sending cards for occasions you don't usually send them for! I know I try to remember the anniversaries in my family, but I don't often send cards.
For the background, I did a wash of Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Poppy Parade. Drying and layering more color on a couple of times. That is what gives it the depth and variation that I love.
Then I stamped and die cut a bunch of flowers in the same colors, and the addition of Mango Melody. And leaves die cut from Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover.
Then all of the flowers and leaves were adhered with liquid glue or mini dimensionals.
Yes, there was a lot of fiddling and moving of flowers involved and this took much longer than it should have. 😏
Now, I will confess that I almost did a watercolor wash night sky in purples and blues. But I thought I should try something else as I had just done a wash.
(you all have no idea how hard I have to try to not do watercolor washes constantly. for reals)
So I went straight to my other favorite, woodgrain everything! 😁
The flower image was stamped in progressively lighter shades of purple. Starting with Blackberry Bliss, then Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, and finally Berry Burst.
Add some single leaves in Shaded Spruce.
Diecut some flower clusters in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. Use the leftover Call Me Clover leaves from the previous card. They coordinate well with the Shaded Spruce, lucky for me! 😎
The twigs were stamped in Crumb Cake.
That's it for me! Next up is the fabulous Kelly Kent!