Right now, here in NW Ohio, we ar experiencing an unusual February weekend in the mid to high 60's! Daylily vegetation is starting to poke up out of the soil as are daffodils. Early, but not exactly unusual and probably, like last winter, it will drop back into the low 30s again wishing a week or two and even snow on the new flowers. And that will mean we may have spring blooms poking up out of a snow cover - literally out of the cold! So I decided to make a card like that.
First, I die cut a group of blooms from glossy white card (backed with adhesive on the glossy side by passing a scrap passing through my Xyron 250 sticker maker - my 500 is out of adhesive again, thanks to a broken refill insert) I used the Sizzix thinlits die set "Wildflowers". I colored the flowers after cutting using Distress Markers, more or less scribbling color onto the matte reverse of the card.
Then I cut two curved pieces from the same scrap of card, using the gloss side as the top. I applied Multi Medium Matte wot these curves with my finger and applied Distress glitter (Clear Rock Candy).
Then I blended two colors of Distress Ink ("Broken China" and "Tumbled Glass") on my card base to create a sky.
I layered my colored blooms on the card, added the curves (and trimmed them) to create a snow-covered ground) and then applied a small chat sticker as a sentiment which reflects the "thoughts" of the flora in this part of the world: "Sometimes you have to take a chance" ... that the weather will hold!.
Products used in the making of this card were:
- Inks: Distress Ink "Broken China", "Tumbled Glass"; Distress Markers "Blue print Sketch", "Broken China", "Squeezed Lemonade", "Mustard Seed", "Spiced Marmalade", "Picked Raspberry", "Worn Lipstick", "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn"
- Glitter: Distress "Clear Rock Candy"
- Dies: Sizzix thinlits "paper snowflakes - mini" (661599) and "wildflowers" (661190)
- Embellishments: Idea-ology "small Talk" (TH931933)
- Papers: Paper Studio value pack notecards "white", glossy white card
- Adhesive: Rawr Multi Medium Matter; Xyron 250 sticker maker