This was a lot of fun to design. Impression Obsession has gorgeous dies and EVERYTHING on this card is from IO. I was inspired by a photo of sempervivum I saw on pinterest. I love the varied colors and textures and have added a nice little collection to my garden over the past few years.
I thought the little IO rolled roses from the Spiral Flowers die would make perfect sempervivum. The hanging yellow "sedum" was created using the Leafy Branch die. I rolled each of the "flowers" with a quilling tool and used foam tape to add dimension. After I had adhered the buckets and sempervivum to the card I decided cut my background with the spellbinders label 8 die. Since the little sempervivum were already attached I ended up pressing all my little rolled hens & chicks. I considered rolling new ones but realized the sempervivum looked possibly more realistic flattened. It really brought out the copic coloring. You can see below what my in-progress photo looked like before running it through the big shot.
The smaller metal bucket was made by cutting the bottom off a second IO bucket die cut. The buckets were colored with Copics and then the sponged with distress ink. I cut the Enchanting Day tag freehand with a scissor and brushed distress ink on the edges.
Finally, I added shimmer. Lots of it! I used my new Wink of Stella brush on the hollyhocks and edges of the tag. It might be difficult to see in the photo but there is also a line of shimmer that follows along the top edge of the white layer. This card really glitters and my daughter tells me it would be perfect garden for a fairy. So the next card I make with shimmering enchanted hollyhocks will include one. :)
Thanks for looking!
Impression Obsession Bucket DIE164-A
Impression Obsession Hollyhocks DIE169-R
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