I love Sweet Williams. Both my husband and I remember them at our childhood homes. So I bought some plants this year and when I went to plant them, some had popped up from last year - plants that I thought did not make it. I was so surprised because I thought they died before they even bloomed last year. So now I have a beautiful mix in my flower garden. Here is a photo of the bouquet I picked yesterday.
For the card, I knew I wanted to use the Sweet William stamps by Our Daily Bread and I knew I wanted to do red, white, and blue. But then what? I have used these stamps before but wanted to make a cluster of flowers like they grow, rather than just an individual flower. So here is what I came up with:
If you look at Sweet Williams up close, you will see they have little white stamens in the center so I tried to get a little of that with white gel pen and liquid pearls. After I cut out each flower, I snipped the petals toward the center and then curled some of them forward. I maybe should have added a few more flowers but I didn't want it to look too heavy.
I used the very simple sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Hope you enjoy what you see. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Our Daily Bread - red, white, blue
Simon Says - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - flowers
House that Stamps Built - summer