Saturday, July 14, 2018

New dies - TH Wildflowers with brayered backgrounds for my card exchange

I have some new dies!!!  DH bought them for me for my birthday and they just came in!!  It took a bit of research to decide which ones I would like and I decided on the set with the queen anne's lace silhouette which is the first set of Wildflowers from Tim Holtz.  Wanting to experiment I dug through my stash of backgrounds and found these brayered ones (Kaleidacolour in pad) from quite a while back.  They worked well.  I cut the flowers out (the second one I cut twice -once from the front and once from the back).  I added a full black layer to the first one and only backed the flower with black on the second one and backed it with navy blue afterwards.  I added black ribbon (ribbon yarn) which my sister shared with me when I was there a few weeks ago.  Really nice!!  I added a length and then tied on a short piece to simulate a bow.  I added texture to the second on using my tracing wheel.  I mounted them to coordinating card fronts and then stippled the outside edges with dark blue ink.  Happy!           Therese