blended_bloom_cqc_111A friend of mine will be having major surgery soon, and I'm thinking of her and wishing her well. I may not send her this specific card, but I'll definitely send her some paper love to let her know that I'm hoping she recovers quickly.

This card is my first creation using the Blendabilities, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I colored the flower using the technique as shown in the video from Stampin' Up! that I shared the other day. I used the color lifter to create the lighter highlights on the petal portions that are curled up. I definitely want to experiment some more with my coloring to learn more about how to use these cool markers.

I drew the inspiration for the colors from an older color challenge from my favorite site. It was definitely originally created with a fall theme, but I think it works just fine in the summer, too. In case you're curious, the Crumb Cake stamped image on the Whisper White above the ribbon is using a new Photopolymer stamp set called "Bordering Blooms". I thought it added a nice accent to soften the card a little bit. Also, I used a marker to ink only the Get Well Soon portion of a stamp from "Thoughts & Prayers" since I didn't want a large sentiment for this card; I wanted the big, pretty bloom to draw the eye.

I used the following supplies for this card: