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Mon 25

Plush Gardenia and English Rose Bouquet Improv
by Jean Okimoto


Love the look of layered blossoms?  I do - and decided to improvise and create some for you today!  I used the English Rose Bouquet from my stash of favorite dies - and layered it over the brand-new Plush Perfect Gardenia from the Spring Release.  The just-released English Rose Collage would work perfectly too.

It's a popular look right now - and we can create it with Memory Box Dies - yay!  Jean Okimoto here this evening...let's get started.

Cut English Rose Bouquet from gold mirror cardstock and snip three of the blossoms.  (Yes cutting - with scissors, by hand - like in the old days!)  Attach adhesive label paper (or sticker sheets) behind bright pink, orange and fuchsia felt and diecut three of the Plush Perfect Gardenia petals.  The paper stabilizes the felt and keeps glues from soaking through.  Although they aren't perfect-perfect matches, I like the wonky, natural look and shiny gold layered over warm plush felt.  

Cut the leaves from the Large Billow Flowers Background Set from green cardstock.  Cut the 3-⅞" x 2-⅞" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer from white cardstock.   Attach the botanicals to a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock. 

Prep a scrap of dark gray cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp Follow Your Bliss with VersaMark and emboss it with detail white powder.


Thanks a bunch for stopping by again this evening...see you on Wednesday.  Yes, me again two days from now - hope you're not getting tired of me.  Classes, travel - and life - kept me extra-busy in early April, so I'm sharing 6 cards in 5 days!




Wow this is a stunning effect love the gold over the different felts , and how can we possibly get tired of you and your wonderful creations, thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing your work on wednesday.

Thanks julye...who would have imagined that gold and felt would be such a cool combination? More to follow!

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