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Floral Handmade Greeting Card Featuring Very Peri

Create beautiful flower bouquets and hot foiled sentiments for your handmade greeting cards! Learn which colors pair wonderfully with this year’s Pantone color of the year, Very Peri. We welcome our new friend, Keia Shipp-Smith to share how!

Hello, sweet friends. I am excited to join you on the Ellen Hutson Blog as the featured guest.  Today, I am sharing a card featuring the Pantone 2022 color Very Peri with Ellen Hutson’s Painted Florals.

Very Peri is a color that blends the boldness of the blue family with the subdued saturation of the purples to create a fresh perspective on a beloved color family. When I looked at my collection of inks from Pinkfresh Studio to Concord and 9th, and everything in between, I wasn’t quite sure how to achieve the depth of color in Very Peri. The color leans toward a saturated expression of periwinkle…a color not in my ink stash. However, with a little experimenting, I was able to combine Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch to achieve a close match to Very Peri.

Very Peri pairs nicely with colors in the orange range for a bit of pop. I stamped the Painted Florals set using Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, and Catherine Pooler’s Ginger, Apricot, and Terracotta. The leaves were stamped using Concord and 9th’s Parsley and Pinkfresh Studio’s Evergreen.

Once I had my color palette chosen and florals stamped, it was time to create my greeting with the new Casual Greetings Hot Foil Stamp. I am not a hot foil stamping pro, but I have learned a few things to make foiling a little easier. For me, hot foil stamping improved when I used the right tools for the job. The Spellbinders Quick Trimmer Tool is perfect for cutting foil to the correct size without leaving marks on the delicate material. Also, I use masking tape or Post It tape to adhere my foil to the bed of my foiling machine to keep my foil in place.

With the floral bouquet and sentiment prepared, it was time to add the last few finishing touches to the card. To add visual interest to the background, I die cut Altenew’s Diamond Frame Cover three times and adhered the diecut pieces together with liquid adhesive. The Hands die, from Ellen Hutson, is perfect for holding the bouquet. I diecut the hand onto Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using E11, E13 and R27. I didn’t want the hand to appear as if it was floating, so I diecut the hand in the center of my cardstock and used scissors to cut the image to the desired length. Using masking tape and a mix of Shaded Lilac and Sketched Blueprint Distress Oxides, I created a Very Peri inked background on an A2 card panel.  Just that bit of color added another layer of visual interest to an otherwise white background. I few dabs of the Nuvo Black Ebony Crystal Drops for the flower centers completes this card.

Thank you for spending time with me. I hope this card inspires you to use the new Pantone 2022 color in your papercraft designs.

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