Have you checked out the Essentials by Ellen November Release? The new release hit the shop on Sunday earlier this week and I just love the uplifting theme of this month. There are so many favorites in this release, but I especially adore this beautiful field of flowers from the new set called In the Weeds by Brandi Kincaid.
I always have a thing for wildflower sets. I think it’s because of love the loose feel of them and the overall variety of flowers combined together that makes it very interesting to me and fun to color. Brandi illustrated a gorgeous set here and I loved it so much I used it over and over on this card!
So I started by stamping the flowers in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored it up with copic markers. Then, I used the matching designer dies to die cut the image out. Love the details the dies cut out!
Next, I trimmed a small rectangle that will back this focal point and I ink blended it with Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, and Stormy Sky. I used the floral image to stamp it twice right onto the background with Bundled Sage to give this field some depth.
The sentiment used here is from the new set called That Thing You Did. I just love the snarky sentiment sets that EbE releases! They are fun and they have such a clean design that makes them so versatile for all cards. Here I stamped the large ‘thank you’ onto the background right above the flowers, and then I heat emboosed part two of the sentiment ‘you really are the best’ in white onto a rose cardstock. This piece was trimmed down just slightly simmer than our background and added behind for a little decorative border above and below.
I took it one step further to really build this field by using the flower stamp again onto the base. Here the base layer is in grey card stock, and I used the same dark brown to stamp the image twice onto the background, left uncolored. I added some light ink splatter and then added the center piece to the card to finish it. I love the faux field look!
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Be sure to check out the full November Essentials by Ellen Release! There’s some more awesome stamp sets, including butterflies, seasonal sentiments, and fun packaging dies too!