Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peachy Buds

Good morning! Here is a sample using "Holiday Basket" and flowers from "Buds and Vases". Cardstock is Pure Luxury Just Peachy, Grass Green, and White with Basic Grey Nook and Pantry on the side and some yellow 5/8" gingham.

I used most of the same markers from this basket tutorial post, adding the deeper orange color (E07) inside the flowers (Flesh Pink E95). See how different this white basket looks? To make it stand out from the white background, just add shadows to the edges with W-3 and E51.

I stamped the flower bunch first, covered with the mask, then stamped the basket.

Then I stamped a single flower on either side, removed the mask and then stamped and cut out three separate flowers to pop up over the image to make a fuller arrangement and add dimension. In the photo below I outlined the areas where I added shadows on the sides of the basket and under the masked flowers.
Hope this is helpful in showing how options for adding to the basket are unlimited! Hmm, which set to try with it next? ;) Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate your feedback!

12 comments:

Patti J said...

Good morning, Melanie! What a beautiful card you have created! I am really impressed with how versatile this set is - great job!!! Have a nice day!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful basket of flowers. Love the colors.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Melanie..love how these flowers pop out at you.

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Mel!! Beautiful colors!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the detailed how-to!

Judy I said...

Awesome! The basket has so many possibilities.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! That's so pretty! I love how the flowers pop off the card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hi Melanie! Love these bright and happy colors! Fabulous card!

Betty Neville said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for listing the colors and for the tips.

Anonymous said...

bilshoosGorgeous flowers in your beautiful basket! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

Kary said...

This is SO pretty, Melanie!! I love the great idea. Can't wait to play more and combining the sets. I finally managed to get "A Year of Flowers" too!!

Lynn B. said...

Thanks for another wonderful tutorial. I SO appreciate it. Especially since I chose your Holiday Basket stamp set for my challenge prize and just received it. Now I can do exactly what I wanted to with it. YAY!