Sunday 29 May 2016

Tonic Studios | Patterned Panels Distress Inks background

Well, I did say I love those Tonic Patterned Panels and Beautiful Blooms, didn't I? Well this one - the Floral Blooms - was crying out to be on top of a distressed inks background.

I used:
Tonic Patterned Panels Die Set - Floral Blooms USA | UK
Tonic Patterned Panels Die Set - Budding Vine - USA | UK
Tonic Beautiful Blooms - Sunburst Gazania 1288E USA | UK
Tonic Beautiful Blooms - Gerbera Daisy 1287E - USA | UK
Tonic Entwining Trellis Die Set – Delicate Daisy – UK

Distress inks in Mustard Seed, carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple.

To create the background I die cut three bases of the card first using the warm grey card twice using the outer die from the Budding Vine. - USA | UK Then I scored one of them at about 1cm from the short edge and use that area created to attach it to the back of the identical die cut panel. 

I then took the spare panel and inked all though making sure there was some areas more yellow, others more orange and some red ones as well. Once I was happy, I spray it with water to create the subtle bleach effect that distress inks will give you.
Then I attached it to the to the front of the card. (You could make it as the front if you don't get ink all over the back of the distressed as I tend to do.)

Then I die cut the floral pattern USA | UK - out of white card and then after the outer die using the same one (Budding Vine) as before. (I find it easier this way round as it is more difficult to keep the inner die in position even with tape if first die cut the outer edge.) 

To create the flower, I die cut six Gerberas USA | UK - using good quality paper. Then using a combination of inks I coloured them. (You can see it step by step here.) Then I I shaped them using a soft foam mat and the large ball tool. I attached them all together and in the centre I placed two die cut Daisies from the Trellis set UK and a circle.
Finally I die cut the leaves - from the Gazania set USA | UK - and layered them up and attach it all to the front of the card.

I left it without a message, I will either add one just before sending or leave it without it.

And there it is. Gorgeous floral blooms that will brighten anyone's day!

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