Hello

 

Today’s stamp is a Hellebore flower, grown in zone 5 -8b, with 20 different species. Also this plant although very pretty is very poisonous.

Today I used the Altenew Sea Shore ink set. Including the centres, there are six layers to this flower and three layers to the buds.  As with all layering stamps you must practice first so that you know where to place each layer. I always practice on good quality Cardstock, Neena #110 solar white.  The reason for this is I always have flowers ready if I need a special card, or as I gather them I can put together a bouquet for a card.

For this card I stamped directly onto the Cardstock, so took the time to place the stamps where I felt they should go then started stamping. This way I have a vision of how I want to showcase my flowers.

I use a stamp positioner so I can get accurate layers as I line them up. Layer one is Mountain Mist, next I take layer two, line it up and stamp with Volcano Lake, stamp then move onto Layer three, Lagoon, and finally Emerald for the dark shadows. The flower part is finished and now onto the centres using Buttercream, then Coral Berry for the dots.

Next came the buds. First I made a post it note mask for my flower, then stamped the buds where I wanted them. All the buds started with Mountain Mist, then Volcano Lake. For two buds I finished with Lagoon, the other three were finished with Emerald. This creates interest and different depth to the buds.

To finish the card I stamped the leaves using two different leaves from the set. The colours were Sweet Leaf and Just Green. One set had both layers and other had the third layer using only Just Green.

For the Sentiment I stamped hello with Azurite Blue, then used my hello die, cut it twice in white Cardstock with double sided tape and then the top layer with an alcohol ink background card in greens, then layer it over the blue so the blue is a shadow. I finished to card off with sequins.

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