Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share my very first ‘hello’ card! I’m so serious. In the few years I’ve been making greeting cards, I have never made a ‘hello’ card. I know it’s simply a change of sentiment, but I just never felt the need to use it. Just text me!
Anyway, I wanted to keep it very simple with a framed focus on the floral arrangement. The sentiment ‘hello’ strip happened completely on accident. I ended up with a frayed edge from a worn paper trimming blade–but I think it helps break up the strong clean cuts left by all the die cutting.
I’ve been thinking of doing something like what I’ve shown above for a while. I took my favorite water color paper (Arches Cold Press) and did a gradient of a single color. In this case I did Payne’s Grey and Davy’s Grey from Windsor Newton. I then arranged my Altenew 3D Rose Flurries die set with the largest element toward the darkest color of the Payne’s Grey gradient then the smallest layer toward the lightest color. I did the same thing with a few of the leaves in the set as well, this time on the Davy’s Grey gradient.
I messed around with the background and the arrangement of the die cut pieces but nothing felt settled until I added the black Fine Frames Rectangle die from Altenew. I used the three inside smallest frames from this die. I thought that this was enough to lift the grey leaves from the grey background without making everything seem too dark. I added a few Nuvo drops in Simply White and adhered my whole panel to a white card base. My favorite thing to do when it comes to dimensional drops is to arrange them in odd numbers. So I will have a total of 5 or 7 drops in any given scene. I think I borrowed that rule from interior design…
I hope you enjoy this card. I’m still living in this moment that I’m running a blog and documenting my creative process. So far I’ve enjoyed reading some of your blogs and I’m amazed by everyone’s creativity.
What would you like to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments below! Have a wonderful day.