It's Papertrey Ink countdown time... yay!
It's my lucky job to bring you Flower Fusion #8, so without further adieu...
This set packs a punch for only 5 bucks. I'm pretty taken with the shape of the flowers in this set... I love the way the images can work together (one on top of another) or separately (as I've shown here).
I've also found that this set works particularly well with some of PTI's other stem images. This set of stems is from Botanical Silhouettes... I think the dainty stems seem like a perfect match for these flowers.
The sentiment fits really well right at the bottom of the Mat Stack 3 die.
I like how this one takes Flower Fusion in a bit more elegant direction.
Up next is a bit of a departure for the Flower Fusion series...
Flower Fusion goes butterfly :)
I just could not escape the thought that this flower image might resemble a butterfly in flight.
To really play off of that idea, I embossed it with bright yellow powder on true black cardstock. (The Flower Fusion die was super handy for this one.) I also added a little stick pin and button body to really complete the look. A sentiment and flight trail from Happy Trails brings everything together.
Attaching a stick pin can be a bit tricky, so here's a little tip in picture form...
Just wrap the pin with scor-tape. That gives you a little tape flag which makes it super easy to stick on to the back of the butterfly.
One other sweet thing about this set is that it's sorta like having at least 3 flower images instead of 2...
My watercolors made an appearance on this one. I stamped the flower "petals" with Scarlet Jewel ink, then went over the stamped images with a waterbrush to fill them out a bit and add some depth... totally digging how that technique works with this set :)
For the sentiment on this one, I went a little out of the box and used a happy holidays sentiment from the new Stylish Sentiments: Holiday set. I inked up just the "happy" part, left the "holidays" part uninked and stamped away.
That's it for me today but I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of the design team for another fun post!