My card entry is inspired by one of my all-time favorite books, The Perks of a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It's a gripping coming-of-age novel about a boy who relates his life in letters to an anonymous friend. It is so raw and honest that you get drawn in and become attached to the main character. It's one of those books that will forever be imprinted in my mind. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. It's a quick and worthwhile read.
As this book came to mind, I tried to think of some ideas of how I can incorporate it onto my card. Having no knowledge of what a wallflower looks like, I googled it. In the search results, I came upon this beautiful wallflower wall decor and thought they would look great on a card. So I went to work and created a template through Photoshop. To download a copy of a full-page template of various-sized wallflowers, click HERE. For just a large-sized wallflower that you can edit and re-size to your own preferences, click HERE. If you need any of these copies in jpg format, please feel free to contact me. I'm going to try my hand at making my own wall decor with these templates. I have a bare wall that needs spiffying up. I foretell a tedious session of hand-cutting in my near future haha :)
To create these wallflowers, I first printed and cut out the flowers on the template mentioned above. Next, I applied Fired Brick distress ink onto the flowers with a sponge and Aged Mahogany to the tips. Then, I rolled up the tips using my fingers and a paint brush handle.
Here is another version of the card, but with a different color combo and some leftover patterned paper for the flowers.
Stamps: Hero Arts Find Joy CL497, Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern CG330
Paper: Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock, DCWV Old World Paper Stack
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White, Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Aged Mahagony
Before I go, I'd like to end this post with one of my favorite quotes from the novel:
"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." ~ Charlie, The Perks of a Wallflower
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