Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Flower of the Month Card

The flower of the month for July is the Larkspur!  This card is part of my personal challenge to make at least one card using stamps for the flower of the month.  I did not have a stamp of a larkspur before!  My challenge did include the stipulation that I should be using stamps I already have, however, it is my birthday this month, so I am giving myself leniency for using this stamp that was new to me!  See all my other flower of the month cards HERE.


 I colored the flowers in purples and blues, and added white gel pen to the centers.  My background was made by stenciling Distress Oxide inks over lavender lumiere paper.  The oxide inks remain matte so just the covered portion has the sheen from the lumiere paper.


Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps July Larkspur stamp, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, Heidi Swapp lattice stencil, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangle dies, brad from My Mind’s Eye.

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15 comments:

Heather T said...

Beautiful colouring in colours i love.

Theresa Pollack said...

Beautiful card, Heidi! Flower stamps are my favorite!

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgous flower! I'm especially in love with the color purple! This card came together just beautifully!!

Cat Craig said...

Heidi another stunner for your flower collection. Love the deep hues on this one.

MiamiKel said...

Heidi - this is absolutely gorgeous! Such a vibrant burst of color!

Carol L said...

Your coloring is beautiful on these flowers, and I really like that background too! Happy Birthday! (what day will you be celebrating?)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and I love the pretty blue blossoms.

Conniecrafter said...

Happy Birthday Month :) good for you to get a new stamp for it, you colored it just beautifully!!

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, a stunning card, love the colours and the stenciled background. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for your special day too. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Heidi :-) the flowers are so pretty and I love the purples, absolutely gorgeous!!
I went to see all of your other flowers of the month cards and they are all so beautiful!! What a lovely way to challenge yourself too, I absolutely LOVE this!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Bonnie said...

We have birthdays in the same month, Heidi. Happy Birthday! This is a beautiful larkspur stamp and you've colored it beautifully! The blues and purples blend beautifully and I love the pop of white on the blossoms! The background is totally awesome! I would not have thought to use DOX ink over shiny paper! Wonderful technique!

Beth Norman said...

So very pretty, Heidi. What a lot of work colouring it. Perfectly done!

April said...

Such a striking card! I love the colors and your coloring.

Bev Polen said...

What a gorgeous floral on your beautiful card, Heidi! Love the stenciling and your coloring!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the color and how you used the white gel pen for the center of the flowers.