Supplies used on this card are:
Orchid cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half, scrap for circle
Pale orchid cardstock - approximately 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
White cardstock - approximately 4" x 5 1/2" to cut frame, scrap for circle, larger piece to cut flowers
Green cardstock - larger enough to cut leaves
Scrap of yellow cardstock
Copic markers - Y02, Y04, Y21, RV00, RV63, E71
Micro glue dots
I must admit that, when I start a card, I do NOT meticulously plan out what it is going to look like. I usually have half an idea in my head and sort of roll with it, and I wasn't sure just how many flowers and leaves I was going to need to complete my card. So I cut several sets of the Plumeria and Leaves, plus one set of the Leafy Foliage.
As I mentioned before, I didn't think I knew anything about the plumeria; so in order to color the petals, I Googled "plumeria" and found this photo.
Using several shades of red-violet and yellow, I colored all my die-cut flowers.
Using a sponge, I gave the leaves some shadowing; and I colored the branches and the flower centers with Copic markers.
As you can see on the photo of the plumeria flowers, the petals are slightly layered over each other. So I snipped between the petals and, using micro glue dots, layered the petals over each other so they looked a bit more realistic.
Then I cut all the pieces to make the card base . . .
. . . and constructed my card. Before adhering the background inside the frame with foam tape, I embossed the pale orchid piece of cardstock. Here is a close-up showing all the dimension created by layering the leaves, flowers, and frame.
I then stamped the sentiment, punched it out, layered it on a punched orchid circle and adhered the circle on the side of the frame. By the way, I still have some already-colored blossoms left that I can use for another card!
CottageCutz dies used on this card are: