Here with a card for the June Blog Hop at Papertrey. I had so much fun being inspired by the lovely inspiration photo:
My card uses the thinner stripe from the Watercolor Wonder stamp set. I started with smokey shadow ink at the bottom (stamping more than once per inking) and then switched to soft stone ink part way up to get a graduated color affect. I felt the darker lines at the bottom helped to ground the flower.
When I went to stamp the leaves of this beautiful iris from the "Flower Favorites" stamp set I wanted to give them a sort of striped affect or texture so I inked the stamp and then pulled the pad over the stamp towards the top to make this striped pattern. I thought it looked more like real leaves this way. I was using a small square ink pad from PTI in "simply chartreuse" and the pad makes this pattern when you drag it on the stamp. I really like the way it looks.
A trio of bees and some dots of "Diamond" colored Stickles glitter glue for morning dew finish the card off nicely. (I could not find my glossy accents bottle while I was creating....but I did find it later...LOL!) So nice to have some extra time to create in the Summer time!
Thanks for taking a look! I cannot wait to see what everyone makes!