Of course you all know I'm a Flourishes Stamp fanatic... love the designs because they just scream COLOR ME! This new Hydrangea Set is no exception. I tried to pull colors out of the printed papers in the background to coordinate with my blooms. I created an easy and quick lay out using vertical paper strips from some very old Cosmo Cricket paper that I had in my stash. I added a simple row of piercing down the right hand side, not easily seen in the picture.
I stamped with Memento's new Espresso Truffle ink... the sentiment and the image. It has a really nice tone to it and does not have that reddish undertone that so many brown inks have. I used G46 and G43 for the leaves. I used YG0000 to add a little glow around the image. The other colors were all used on the blooms. I did a lot of blotting colors in layers for the small petals. I used the 1/16" edge on Perfect Layers Rulers to add the mats to the image, using the Corner Chomper to round two of the corners.
I think I should have toned down the green leaves or used other greens... they pop out a little too much and I think they are a little too bright. The card is an A2 and opens on the right... not tent style like I usually do! A few little light green gems to add a little sparkle. A seam binding bow wraps around the image panel to complete the card.