Hi there friends, and welcome back to color fusers monthly blog hop.

Aren ‘t these colors delicious together?   Whisper White and Very Vanilla are my go-to card base colors.  I have always believed that when you make a card using white as the base the card is pretty and when you use vanilla as your base your project becomes elegant.

I also love to layer and mix Whisper White and Very Vanilla together.  I think layering those two basic colors makes your projects gorgeous.

For this month’s hop, we are also working with the colors Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Perfect Plum.  Emerald Envy is a strong color.  So I thought I would tone it down just a bit by layering vanilla leaves over the top of the Emerald Envy leaves.  I love how the Emerald color peeks through just enough.  I love the subtleness that the layering created.


 

I wanted the rose to stand out so I used Flirty Flamingo card stock.  However, I layered Flirty Flamingo roses on top of a bed of Very Vanilla roses.  Layering created the fullness that I was looking for plus added even more interest.

Here is my layering order.  I started with one large rose in Flirty Flamingo, then one large rose in Very Vanilla.  Next, I added two small Very Vanilla roses and then three small Flirty Flamingo roses.  To make the center of the rose look finished I added bling.

The roses are all attached to each other in the center so that the rest of the flower can lift and separate.

After I finished making my rose  I started to make the card.  I simply layered a piece of embossed cardstock onto the card base.  Then about midway on the card, I added some lace ribbon vertically.

Now I was ready to position the rose onto the card.  I again only added glue to the center of the rose in order to allow the rest of the flower and leaves to lift.  My last step was to scatter Whisper White pearls here and there.

When I was layering the rose the fullness reminded me of a birds nest.   I decided I would try making a nest and see if my vision would develop.   I started with a white pizza box.  First I embossed the box.  Then I started layering small vanilla roses together.  Yes, just as I thought a nest was created.  When I cut out the small Perfect Plum flower I grabbed three of the egg-shaped scrap pieces that fell out and stamped them with the dotted stamp in the set.

Can you see the three eggs in the nest?  You may have to look carefully.   I then stamped and cut out the bird.  Lastly, I colored the bird in using an aqua painter and Emerald Envy ink.

Wink of Stella was used to make the little flower shimmer.   I colored Whisper White ribbon with Flirty Flamingo Ink and an aqua painter.  Once the ribbon was dry I made a bow and attached it to the box using mini glue dots.

I hope you like my gift box and card ensemble, they were fun to design.  Do you agree that using Very Vanilla card stock for the nest made this project a little more elegant?

Now head over to Sarah’s blog, I personally can’t wait to see her creations

 

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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