Today I have more Calming Camellia projects to share. This is my green collection. LOL!
Before we dive into the green camellia collection, let’s have an info break.
FACTOID: The Camellia is a large, evergreen shrub that can reach the height of 6-12 feet at maturity. The Camellia is native to China, Japan, and other parts of Asia. These beautiful shrubs can live 100-200 years. The oldest camellia planting documented is in 1347 at China’s Panlong Monastary.
Camellias bloom from November to April in the northern hemisphere (zones 6b-9b) and April to September in the southern hemisphere.
If you are ready to go out and start planting you will need to locate the camellia in partial shade in a sheltered spot with no exposure to strong winds. The soil should be well-drained with neutral acidity. Inconsistent watering will cause the buds to drop before opening. If the soil is not acidic enough that will cause the leaves to yellow. A little coffee grounds around the base will help with the acidity.
CALMING CAMELLIA GREEN COLLECTION
I have 3 cards to share today. The calming camellia was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on Soft Succulent cardstock. All of these were ‘colored’ with Blender Pens and Chalk Marker. See the post yesterday for more detail. I used a Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend on the stems.
The sentiment is at an angle because I did not want to cover up too much of my stamped camellias. The sentiment is from the Flowing Flowers stamp set. It is stamped in Evening Evergreen ink on Soft Succulent cardstock and the edges were distressed with Evening Evergreen ink. The lace behind the sentiment is a vintage piece from my Mom’s stash.
I started with the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set. It got lost in the busy background. I die-cut the label from the Hippo & Friends dies then stamped the leaf image from Calming Camellias. The torn strip of Vellum Layering Designs ‘anchors’ the sentiment label cluster. I added some Genial Gems and a baker’s twine bow to complete the card.
I had some Forever Foliage Gold Foil pieces left in my Pieces & Parts bin. They worked to make this sentiment label stand out. The sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink then in Versamark on Vellum. then embossed with clear embossing powder. I fussy cut a stamped leaf branch to tuck behind the sentiment. Not sure I like it but it did hide a little coloring oops. 🤪
Mixing It Up
The subtle background is created by tone-on-tone stamping. Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. I love this effect. And I think I am on my 2nd package of those adorable brushed brass self-adhesive butterflies. You should definitely add them to your wish list.
More Calming Camellias?
Oh yes, there are more camellias. Next up …. gray camellias
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