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Red flowers

I planted red and white flowers in tubs for my front door and back door this year and the impatiens at the front door have bloomed up a storm. The petunias at the back are doing well too but I think the constant rain earlier in the summer knocked them about a bit.  I used distress stains to stamp the flowers on today’s cards and let the colours blend together on the stamp for some softness in the images.

On the card above I painted the background around the images after stamping; on the card below I painted a blue sky first then stamped over the top.  To achieve extra definition on my butterfly and petals I used a stamp positioner so I could add details after the first loose watery stamping had dried.

Supplies:

Stamps: bliss, light touch, happy snippets, special thoughts (Penny Black)
Inks: distress stains (Ranger) versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: hot pressed watercolour paper, black, red and natural cardstock

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5 Comments on “Red flowers”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    There’s something about red flowers! Both cards are beautiful, Heather.

  2. Pat says:

    Two really beautiful cards with pretty red flowers Heather but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the second as I adore red geraniums as they bloom all Summer, and the loose water colouring suits them perfectly. x


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