Rainbow Flowers

I created this card for the Make it Monday challenge (mim9) which was to use heat embossing.

I think I was feeling a bit creative tonight as I didn’t use a sketch for this card (*shocking* I know). Heck my muse was so much in charge that I don’t even remember how I got started with this one! [Now if only she’d stick around for awhile.]

I think first came the decision to do clear embossing with sponging (in a rainbow of course). Since I was going with rainbow flowers, I decided to send this card off to my niece (she’s in college-hence the “miss you”), so I kept the rest of the card bright & cheery.

Oh, and I have to tell you my “snowflake”. [Sidenote, my mom and I call it the “snowflake” technique because the first time we decided to cover up a mistake, we ended up using a snowflake.] I sponged the flower heads with the rainbow colors and then went back and added sponging to the stems. The stem sponging *so* did not look right, so I covered up most of the sponging with the ribbon.

When I was putting the card together, I did wonder whether it was balanced or not. I thought about adding something to that top left corner, but instead, I moved the sentiment a little off the card on the left and then added glitter centers to the flowers. I’m thinking the glitter helps with the balance, so the top/left doesn’t feel as empty. What do you think? Could I have achieved balance a better way?

Thanks for taking a peek!

Miss You
Stamps: All About You & Additions, Fillable Frames 2 (PTI);
Colors: Hibiscus, Sunrise, Lemon, Plum, White (PTI); Landscape (Pallette), Turquoise (SU);
Other: Chartreuse ribbon, Fillable Frames 2 die (PTI); glitter (SU); sticky shapes (O’SoSticky);
Techniques: machine stitching, sponging, heat embossing

2 thoughts on “Rainbow Flowers

  1. I love this, Karen!! I think it’s perfectly balanced. You used the sponging technique beautifully, and I love how your stitching echoes the style of the embossed flowers! Having the pop of pink above and below is great also!

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