I hope you are having a lovely October day today. :) I'm sharing a couple of dark and moody cards with you, each having a pink/purple offset to balance the dark. I hope to find time to work on some more pink creations to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, but have a busy weekend ahead. I left these cards without sentiments and thought I could stamp out a strip of text and tuck in there at the last minute, pending the occasion. So imagine they each have a beautiful verse or saying...
This was my recipe as I stated in the Dark and Moody Background Tutorial: First add something light and lacy to balance the dark, but still allow your beautiful background to show through. Try lace or holey dies. Next add some embellishments in a cluster. You can use several flowers, or a combination of ribbon, sentiments, stamped images, etc. Finally, add some more shimmer. You can add microbeads or chunky glitter, or sequins as I have.
Both of these cards feature handmade flowers. I layered this flowers over some embossed vellum flowers, a favorite layering element. I added splashes of black to tie in the distressed black edges of the background.
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