Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hello Bluebird - Wildflower Bouquet

Hello Bluebird's May release previews are happening now and all new release stamp sets and dies will be available in the Hello Bluebird shop on May 17 at 7:00 pm MST.  Today I'm sharing a card featuring one of the new stamp sets called Wildflower Bouquet.  This is a 4" x 8" stamp set and it's loaded with solid flower and leaf images.  A few of the flowers and leaves have additional layers to add some lovely detail.

I wanted to create a very full bouquet of flowers that would cover most of the card front.  I stamped multiples of each flower and leaf sprigs using Catherine Pooler inks.  I have found her ink pads to be great for stamping large solid images.   I started assembling the bouquet by laying down the greenery first in a starburst like shape.  I then just starting layering the flowers on top.  I wanted the arrangement to be very organic and somewhat loose.  Much like you would get if you were picking wildflowers out of a garden and building the bouquet as you picked.   

I did add a little bit of white and dark gray splatters to the flowers.  It's subtle but still adds a lot of detail and interest.  The sentiment - Just a note to brighten you day - is from another new HB set called Rainy Day and the hello die cut is from a stand alone die set called Gallery Frame die #1.

Don't forget to check out the Hello Bluebird Blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!

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