Over the past few days I've worked on the 'Bourbon' every little chance that I got. No, I wasn't drinking bourbon. I created another clematis! It all started after I wrote the last post. I wanted to make one using Rich Razzleberry to sponge the petals. One thing lead to another and I created a wooden fence background for the clematis to climb. Here it is:
First, I rounded the corners of the fence planks, then sponged them with Soft Suede ink. After I punched the Melon Mambo flower petals, I sponged those with Rich Razzleberry ink, punched a 1/16" hole and put them all together on a brad. I purposely arranged the petals in a random design. That's how they're found in nature, right? For the stems I cut a Pear Pizzazz piece of card stock about 1/8" wide and used a stylus to make a vein down the center. Then I folded the strip in half and rolled it around the stylus to soften the fibers and sponged them with Pear Pizzazz ink. I wove the vine around the fence pieces to make it look like it was really climbing the fence. I rubbed the Melon Mambo and Regal Rose clematis buds across Very Vanilla craft ink and let them dry overnight. Then I sponged the tips with Rich Razzleberry ink. The leaves were folded in half and sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.
Paper: Woodland Walk designer series paper, Paisley Petals designer series paper, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla craft ink
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, corner rounder punch, 1/16" circle punch, brad, sponges, dimensionals
Several years ago I bought my mom a book about clematis. She has about six different varieties growing in her garden and loves all of them. This card is for her : )