The Build-A-Flower: Cattleya stamp set from Altenew is quickly becoming a favorite. These orchids are so lovely. To start, I took a piece of Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube cardstock cut to 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" and blended Altenew Buttercream ink around the edges leaving an oval in the center. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up! in Jet Black ink. I added a few splatters before adding my flowers.
Then, it was on to making those beautiful orchids. I used the blues from Altenew's Secret Garden set of mini ink cubes for the flowers. The leaves were done using Altenew's green mini ink cubes from the Floral Ink Set. I didn't have a darker green in Altenew colors so used Garden Green from Stampin' Up! For the flower centers I used Altenew's Buttercream ink.from the Sunflower Field mini cube ink set. Once stamped, I cut them out using the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Die. I attached them directly to the card front rather than adding dimension. This layer was attached to an A2 card base that measures 4-1/4" by 5-1/2". The finishing touch was adding a few sequins. I love how those orchids pop against that pretty yellow.
Stamp Sets: Build-A-Flower: Cattleya (Altenew); Colorful Seasons - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Buttercream, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Frayed Leaf Forest Glades, Jet Black, Maple Yellow (Altenew); Garden Green (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies: Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Die (Altenew)
Now it's on to my next class. Hope you all have a grand day,