MONDO GERBERA DAISY/EH
Updated: Aug 23
Ok it has been a really long time since I blogged. I thought what better way to start with a Mondo Gerbera daisy from Ellen Hutson. I am tired of winter and so ready for spring, when I laid eyes on the new Mondo Gerbera daisy it was love instantly. I made three different styles of card with this stamp set. I am sorry if the post is too long, I will try to keep it as brief as possible.
BRIGHT FLORAL BACKGROUND CARD
For my first card I decided to created a background of Gerbera daisy . After I had masked and stamped the images, I brought out my favorite medium of coloring – Copics. I colored the flowers in three different colors. I looked up on the web to see the different colors of Gerbera daisies and I picked these three colors. I love the Ellen Hutson’s Mondo flower line of stamps. They are so much fun to color with different mediums. After I had colored the flowers, I added some additional details using Prisma color pencils. This adds a lot of depth and dimension to the flowers. After all the flowers were colored, I colored the background of the flowers with gray markers.
I cut a frame using Hero Arts rounded rectangle infinity dies, which popped up on the colored image with some foam adhesive. I die cut the thank you sentiment using Ellen Hutson’s Large Scripty Thank You, on a glitter cardstock. The addition sentiment is from the Mondo Gerbera daisy stamp set, which I heat embossed on a black cardstock with white embossing powder.
Hear is the picture of the finished card.
MOSAIC FLORAL CARD
For my second card, which is my favorite of the three. I decided to make the image look like mosaic. The above picture is a close up of the Gerbera Daisy mosaic. The picture really doesn’t do justice to the actual card itself. IRL it is shimmery and glossy. I went with copic colors as a medium of color for this card as well. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink which is a copic friendly ink. After coloring the image, I die cut a square using Spellbinder’s nesting square die. I then cut the image in four equal squares and adhered to a cream glitter cardstock with fun foam. After adhering the pieces, I spread Nuvo Crystal Glaze evenly on the entire surface of the four square pieces. While the glaze was still wet. I sprinkled some fine glitter into it. I made sure I went to the edge of the square pieces to give it a beveled edge. The end result, it definitely looks like a mosaic. I added the sentiment from an older Ellen Hutson’s, United We Flourish Poppy stamp set.
Here is the finished card.
SOFT PASTEL FLORAL CARD
For my final card, I decided to go with some soft Pastel colors. The medium for coloring the Mondo Gerbera Daisy, I chose t go with Prisma Pastel Watercolor Palette. I used Ranger water color paper for the panel of my card. I heat embossed the daisies with white embossing powder. For the coloring of the Mondo Gerbera Daisies, I went with some very soft pink shade. I used a very pale mint color to watercolor around the images. I did some gold paint splatter, with the Gansai Tambi starry color gold paint. I die cut vellum using Mama Elephant Peek A Frame creative cuts and adhered it over the stamped and colored image. I also die cut the large scripty thank you sentiment from Ellen Hutson with a gold glitter cardstock. I embossed a white addition sentiment on a pink cardstock and adhered it on the tail of the letter Y.
If you love coloring and love flowers then. I cannot recommend enough to try out the Ellen Hutson Mondo floral dies. My favorite so far was the Mondo Cherry Blossom, but I have added this one to my favorite as well. Hope you will give one of the techniques or all three!!