This is "Bloom".

Yes, it is large, and a beautiful die! It needed to be treated differently I thought, so I gave this flower a mix of colour mediums.
Using Neenah cardstock I first added a stencil by A Colorful Life Design called Basketweave for my background, using Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.

I then die cut the flower from Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper and proceeded to add the colour, first to the bottom layer using Gathered Twigs distress ink to watercolour.
For the petals on the next layer I used Kuretake Gansai Pearl watercolour in yellow, which adds some glam to the bloom.

I then added Tart Cranberry distress crayon for the pink shade, applying it to my glass mat, adding a bit of water to watercolour the die cut.
Once all was dry I styled the die cut pieces then glued together using Art Glitter glue. Using large foam squares I attached the flower over the stenciled background.

Using my paintbrush I then added splatters using the pink Perfect Pearls mixed with water to both the background and the flower die cut.
For the inside of the card I stenciled another piece of 4.x5.25 cardstock using the same colour and stencil. I also stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone and die cut the piece with the coordinating die and glued it in place along the bottom of the bloom.

And for finishing I added some bling via Studio Katia crystals. I very much like how this all turned out seeing as I was winging it with the mediums. Its all good I say!

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  1. Gorgeous natural colors, Kia. Love this die and your card.

  2. Kia I have been looking at this bloom die for a while now and absolutely love what you have done with it.. stunning texture on this xx


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