Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.
I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.
For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.
I started off by stamping the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in layer using Coral Collection inks and the foliage in gray using Pewter Collection inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped Geometric Lattice cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended Peach Blossom, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in Crystal Pewter using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended Peach Blossom ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx on a piece of card stock on which I blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter inks as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.
Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.
To create the background for this card I blended Peach Blossom, Crystal Pewter and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.
Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.
I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.
Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.
The background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set. For this card I adhered two small Clear Dew Drops in addition to some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!
That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!
The Ton Challenge
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Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!