Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our NEW Posy Collage

Happy Spring!
I think spring has finally sprung and it feels really great after the winter we had! If only the lawn wouldn't need cutting so soon..... I love planting flowers and taking care of them even though it takes a lot of time, but cutting the grass is just not my thing! Probably the reason I worked on posies all winter was because I love flowers so much!

You may not have noticed the addition of the Posy Collage to our Posy series. It was inspired by our friend Michael Trent who did some beautiful projects with them. Michael used individual posies and masked them creating some beautiful projects. We took some of the work out of it for you and created a stamp with the posies already masked. Inspired by Michael Trent!

I used our Shimmer paper for this card, it's the one that allows you to pull colors when you use water soluble markers. For the large orange posy, use your best red, orange and yellow markers. Apply them as shown in the photo. Pull the middle section with your water barrel brush that has been filled with water. Then pull the red from the top into it. Try this with other colors, it's a great blending technique.

I choose to color in the background flowers with Copic markers because they color in the large open area so well. I didn't do any shading which kept the project simple.

Cut the petals out using an x-acto knife. Try not to cut all the way down between each petal, this will keep the lifted petal attached to the card.

Curl the petals up and attach to layered coordinating card stock. Add a bow.

Finally, use Viva's Glass Effect Gel on the center. This produces a glass like effect on the petal center.


  1. Very pretty. Love the colors.

  2. This is beautiful, love the glass effect gel.
    first time seeing it!!


  3. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this card with the Glass Effects Gel--it's that PUNCH of texture and color that makes it all happen! Oh, great coloring too Kathy!

  4. OMG!!! Thanks for mentioning me Kathy!! How cool. Working on a tutorial about the masking now for you guys to use....