Monday, August 19, 2019

Peony Bouquet

Today I had an idea and wanted to experiment.  I love adding Susan's Garden Notes Baby's Breath to floral arrangements.  I like for the clusters of flowers to be very thick, like they actually grow.  I usually die cut many little flowers from the die in this set and shape them to fill the Baby's Breath Branch.  I love using the Tonic Nuvo Drops on my projects.  Today I experimented by adding dots of Nuvo White Crystal Drops on the Baby's Breath stem.  I filled each cluster with the Nuvo drops, then used the heat tool and heated up all the drops.  What happened is that the dots blew up like a balloon, then collapsed.  This made each bubble 'ruffly - similar to a cluster of baby's breath'.  This was building up the area for the tiny die cut flowers, giving them depth and fullness. The die cut flowers were then glued on the Nuvo clusters. I really like the effect and it took less of the die cut flowers. This definitely isn't something you have to do, but I had fun experimenting with the Nuvo Drops.

The flowers created for this project include Susan's Garden Notes Peony, Tiger Lily and Pansy.  The flowers were all die cut using white card stock,  colored, and shaped with the Flower Tool Kit.  Pollen was added to the Lily stamen, and a yellow Nuvo Crystal Drop added to the center of the Pansy.  

The Garden Notes Berry Spray die set was used for the berry branches.  Nuvo Crushed Grape Crystal Drops were used to create the berries.  

A leaf branch was die cut and small flowers created with the Garden Notes Hydrangea die set were die cut using lavender card stock, shaped and added to the leaf branch.  A small lavender Nuvo Crystal Drop was added to the center of each of these little flowers.  

This is a 6-inch square card.  A piece of embossed white card stock was distressed and added to the card.  A piece of white card stock was used to create the oval die cut in the center of the card.  Susan's Frame It-Stitched Rectangle die was used to create an oval.  This piece was cut down around the die cut oval and added in the center of the card.  I know it is hard to see this oval die cut piece in the picture because there are so many flowers added.

The Baby's Breath, leafy branch, Peonies, Lily, and Berry Spray were arranged in the oval die cut.  Sweet Lilac Nuvo Crystal Drops were used around the arrangement.

The sentiment is from the Tonic Craft Kit #24.  

This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes, linked below.


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Stunning example.

Anonymous said...

I really love this one. Nice mix of flowers and colors.

Pat McQuitty

Late Blooming said...

Very pretty. I will certainly give this a try for the baby's breath. I have always thought the stems were to thick and have look for something thinner but haven't found it except maybe a tree branch from another co.


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