This card is for the TL Challenge for this week ending today, found here, we were to make a card from nature or make a card from pressed flowers, leaves whatever, out of your garden.
The reason I knew what colors I was going to get from my pressing was because this technique was done in July 2010. I loved it then and love it now.
I used the same geranium flowers as then, they are flowering profusely at the moment. The natural color of the geranium (or more correctly a single pelargonium) is a very deep hot pink but when pressed the color is a deep mauve or lavender, that is how I knew what color I would get.
The leaves which in the photo have come out sort of white with veins are in real life a very pale green and look very pretty.
The center where the quote is was masked off before I pressed the flowers, a little bit bled into the area but not too much.
The quote was stamped in Stampin Up Pear Pizzaz to reflect the green of the leaves and then over stamped with Versa Mark - Watermark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder which made the quote really pop.
I think the secret to getting good images with this technique is the paper I used which is 300 gm (heavy) rough tooth watercolor paper.
There are more details in my SCS gallery here
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this has helped.