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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Hump Day!

Today on WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS Amy is going to share with you some tips and tricks to creating with florals.

Are you asking “what exactly is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?”  It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  It’s us taking a closer look at how something is created, etc.  A variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

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Hello ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy S. here with this week’s Wednesday in the Works. I’ve put together a floral sympathy card for today featuring a mix of older and newer Reverse Confetti products. I’m also using the July Sketch For You To Try. If you haven’t uploaded your SFYTT entry, you have until noon CST on the 29th! Just click the sidebar button to add your card to the link list!

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Reverse Confetti has a fantastic assortment of stamps and dies that I love using for floral focal points and accents. Here I’ve paired flowers from Garden Bunch with leaves from Leafy and some additional greenery from Layered Laurels and Rose Garden.

Tips for arranging a floral cluster or bouquet:

  1. Use a mix of different sized flowers.
  2. When the flowers are the same color, try varying the shade slightly so there is some contrast. This helps keep your arrangement looking more organic and natural.
  3. Use a mixture of different types of greens. For example the Leafy leaves are more full and founded, whereas the fern-style sprigs from Rose Garden and Layered Laurels are more branch-like. Also, consider mixing together different visual textures, for example some could be watercolored and others could be solid colors.
  4. Cluster the leaves and sprigs in two or three areas around the flowers, varying the size and “weight” of each. For example, I added more leaves and other greens to the left of my flowers than I did to the right. This also helps your arrangement feel more natural.

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My sentiment, from Petals ‘N Posies, is white embossed on vellum. Behind the floral cluster and sentiment is a Swirlies die-cut. I love how this gives a wreath look to the flowers. Behind that is an ombre ink-blended Double Panel Hearts die-cut. For added interest on the white background panel, I did some ink-blending and splattering along the top and added an Edge Essentials border along the bottom.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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8 thoughts on “WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

  1. Gorgeous card, Amy!

  2. Wonderful tips, and it helps to see your card example to get a grasp of the concepts …
    Speaking of which, your card is absolutely lovely, Amy!

  3. I love the colors in the card. It is very fresh and uplifting. Great job!

  4. Such a soft and pretty card Amy! I just love the splattered colors and beautiful floral arrangement. I’m going to try to use your tips for a successful card, thank you! Wow, I have a large wishlist going!

  5. What a stunning card!! I LOVE the soft colors you used and your floral centerpiece is stunning!

  6. Such a pretty card!

  7. This is so gorgeous!

  8. Great tips and info Amy and I love this gorgeous card!

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