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Botanical Cards for Valentine's & Spring
Tutorials with Umbrella Crafts

I'm starting to feel less and less christmas-y and that means you'll start seeing a lot of floral inspiration on the blog. I thought I'd share with you my latest 2 cards made for my social media Fun Friday features... I experimented with a new dye ink and stretched it to the most not knowing how much it's versatility would surprise me in the end. I'm talking about Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Inks. I was able to stamp, blend, watercolor and even heat emboss (yes, that's right, emboss) with these inks.

For my first card I created a beautifully blended ombre background and managed to give it a watercolor feel. I also created ombre flowers. Find the tutorial here.



On my second card I used layered stamping with one of Umbrella Crafts Trio Premium Dye Ink Sets and to my own surprise I also heat embossed the stamped flowers in gold using black dye ink (my new favorite)! Find the tutorial here.



I think both these cards would work for friendship Valentine cards and of course also for Spring. The best part is you can try any of these ideas and personalize them!

I invite you to check out all the products I used for today's products including tools that you can find on the supply list below! They are exclusively available at Scrapbook.com. For more inspiration using Umbrella Crafts products check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge - Friendship / SSS Wednesday Challenge - Ombre / Die Cut Divas - New Technique, Dies, Stamps, Colors / Live & Love Crafts - Something Old, Something New

Comments

  1. These are beautiful Gracie. Your work here is amazing! Good job!

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  2. These are beautiful and I love the colors and the design of both cards.

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  3. Gorgeous and my favorite colors together... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Gorgeous! LoVe your cards.. and that gorgeous background technique:)thanks!

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  5. LOVE your first card especially. What kind of paper do you use for your flowers?

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  6. Wowzer! Gorgeous cards one and all bt that first one is stunning!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara

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  7. What great cards. Your first one really wowed me with the 3-Dimentional look. What a great job. The second card captured my attention with the gold on the flowers.

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  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS....both creations! You always manage to put so many wonderful elements and accents on each card! Every little detail seems to have a purpose and are very well designed! Love them both! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Blog!

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  9. GORGEOUS cards! I particularly love the first card. The ombre background, the texture and the layered cluster is all superb! Very beautiful. LOVE it all! Excellent work. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Ombre Challenge
    Gayatri xxx

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  10. Thanks for your awesome post on Botanical Cards for Valentine's & Spring I think its very hopeful blog many many thanks for you great post.
    Houston Area Roofers

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  11. This card is stunning, Gracie.
    Hope you're having a blessed week.
    Karen

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  12. These are gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Die Cut Diva's!

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  13. Beautiful cards. wonderful examples of creativity.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  14. Love your creations. I just subscribed to your channel.

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  15. Gorgeous!! I'm especially smitten by your first cards as it uses some of my most favorite colors.

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