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Spring Blooms by Gladys


Hello friends! Gladys here and I'm back today to show you how I made this cheerful slimline card using mostly dies. I'm so ready for Spring and I cannot wait to see all the blooms this time of the year, so I decided to create a flower garden. 


First I ink blended the background using picked raspberry, abandoned coral and scattered straw distress oxide inks. To add interest I diluted seedless preserves with water and used a small paint brush to splatter onto the card panel. I also used Gansai Tambi watercolors for the white speckles.


Next I die cut the florals from colored cardstocks then used distress oxide inks to add more depth. For the bigger flowers I used seedless preserves, wilted violet for the tulips and lucky clover for the leaves and stems. I also die cut a couple of elements - a fence and grass border for the scene. I wanted this card to be whimsical so I thought it would be fun to add faces to the flowers. 


To complete the card, I stamped the sentiment onto a wavy banner and added white details for a final touch. I really enjoy creating with dies because it's so fun to see the elements come together. I hope you found some inspiration and give it a try. Thanks so much for joining me and have a wonderful day!

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