You are Truly Wonderful
by Lisa Elton
I have placed a pot of geraniums on our front porch every summer for as long as I can remember. With the exception of a couple of years, they have always been red.
The Brilliant Geraniums dies helped me to recreate those flowers to share with you today.
Just a few passes throught the die cut machine gives you all of the petals you need to put together pretty layered blooms. A little drop of glue in the center of each layer allows you to lift the petals to give them fullness. The perfect spot for a butterfly to land!
My geraniums and butterflies were added to an inked woodgrain panel. The center was cut with an oval die from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel set. That set had just the butterflies I needed to top off my card. They're cut from Mirror Paper. Once again glued only at their centers so I could lift their fancy wings!
The leaves were colored with Copics on green cardstock then I used the colorless blender to give them a more natural look. I didn't do anything extra to the geranium petals because, honestly, they look just like the ones one our porch... a deep beautiful red!