Friday, January 20, 2023

The Very Versatile Craft-a-Flower Orchids

 Hello friends!

Today's my turn with a few projects over Altenew Card Blog. 

It's time for Creativity Unlocked, featuring this month's Craft-A-Flower: Orchids Layering Die Set.

When I took a glance at the die set, it was love at first sight. If you are an orchid lover like me, you'd notice the incredible shapes and details of each die.  I knew that the meticulously designed etched lines on the petal would give the orchid a very realistic look. Let's check out a few samples

Orchids Layering Card #1: Best Wishes (Vellum, Ink-Blending, Splatter, Spray-Ink, and Die-Cutting)
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 I've always loved white orchids. I imagine that vellum will be a good idea to try as petals. The Vellum Translucent Paper is ideal for creating delicate orchid petals.
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For the orchid center, I applied Artist Markers (Crimson and Violet) to the vellum and let it dry. Using the guide on the package, I easily assembled the orchid flowers. As for the stems, I previously ink-sprayed and die cut the paper.

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 Notice the details of the sentiment? I trimmed off part of the Mini Instant Camera Frame Die. This is a great way to stretch this very versatile die set.
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For the background, I ink-blended a touch of yellow (Citrus Burst) and pink (Baby Pink)  and added a few splatters (Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray). The Satin White Sequins are perfect embellishments for this.

Orchids Layering Card #2: Happy Birthday (Ink-Blending, Stencil, Die-Cutting)

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 This Craft-A-Flower Orchids Layering Die Set is perfect for any orientation. Here, I changed it to a horizontal design.

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 I was inspired by the vibrant orchid color combo that I always see in my local flower shop. I applied pink (Cherry Blossom) and purple (Shades of Purple) onto a Classic Crest Solar Cardstock (80 lbs). The "happy birthday" sentiment is from the "Well Read Stamp Set."

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Next, using the Volcano Lake Crisp Dye Ink, I made a subtle stenciled background with the "Double Rainbow Stencil."  You'd agree that the Enamel Dots are simply spot on!

Orchids Layering Card #3: With Heartfelt Thanks (Die-Cutting, Embossing Folder, and Ink-Blending)

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These flowers were created in a similar manner as Card #2. I did change up the background a bit by tilting the Window Slats Embossing Folder.

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 I love the subtle color of the Lavender Field Cardstock and thought it makes a great pairing with the orchid flower colors (as seen in Card #2 too).

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Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous orchids on your beautiful cards! Love the effect with the vellum !

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG OMG OMG!I LOVE these orchids! said...

These are so beautiful, Virginia!

Ms. Tamp said...

Beautiful set to create with. I love the idea for the vellum flowers.