Yesterday was one of those lovely days when I achieved a lot without feeling worn out! When I first started crafting I worked on the two cards from earlier this week when I ran out of time, two days running! This resulted in me not decorating the inside of the two cards. I told you I’d get them done by the end of this week because I knew that would put me under pressure to get them done!
After I had finished the two cards I started on today’s card. I wanted to work with one of the other designs in the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). As I was working on my card it evolved into something that I think would make a great video. I put that card on one side and started again, but still using the same design of the Flowering Foils. Tomorrow I’ll progress with my video card and see if my idea will work.
Today’s card is a lot more simple than I had planned but it’s still a lovely card. The design of the DSP I chose was the silver flowers and I cut a piece the size of my regular top layer. Then using my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend, I coloured all the petals. This created a great background, which I adhered onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and then onto a Pool Party CS card base.
The To A Wild Rose Stamp Set is a two-step set and has a set of matching dies called Wild Rose. I stamped the rose outline using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink but felt it looked too dark. My second choice was Bermuda Bay Ink and it worked beautifully. I used Pool Party for the next two layers and the detail on the rose is stunning! Using Bermuda Bay Ink for the rose outline was a good choice so I used it again for the sentiment TRUE FRIENDSHIP IS ONE OF GOD’S GREATEST GIFTS.
I die-cut the sentiment with the stitched shape die in the Wild Rose Dies, then I die-cut a shape in Pool Party which I cut in half lengthways. After cutting off the fancy end pieces, I adhered the Pool Party CS pieces under the sentiment. Using Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment in position, and then I adhered the rose also using Dimensionals. I forgot to say, that I fussy cut the rose rather than using the die because I wanted the rose to be as small as possible with no white edging.
I added a Clear Faceted Gem in the centre of the rose, one at the top of the sentiment and a smaller one just above the bow, which I had made using some retired Pool Party Satin Ribbon. Inside the card, I added a layer of Whisper White CS and adhered an identical rose in the bottom right-hand corner. I think it’s rather large as a decoration for the inside of a card, but it’s the only flower option in that stamp set.
The card I shared on Monday was the first one that I didn’t decorate the inside. It was called Flowering Foils Mother’s Day card. To decorate the inside I used the same design from the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP that I had used for the front of the card. Fortunately, I found a flower sitting in the corner of the sheet so I coloured it and then fussy cut it. It fitted in the bottom right-hand corner beautifully!
It wasn’t so easy to decorate inside the second card which was called Tags In Bloom Greeting Card, but I enjoyed doing it. My first stamped image was the flowers attached to the tag, but I masked off the tag so I only stamped the flowers. After I had fussy cut them, I cut off one leaf from each end of the image but held onto them. I also stamped, coloured and fussy cut one individual flower.
I adhered the shortened strip of flowers towards the bottom right-hand corner inside the card. Next, I cut the single flower in two pieces so one was a third of the flower and the other piece was two thirds. Before I adhered the larger flower in place first, I adhered one of the leaves I’d cut off from one end of the strip of flowers making sure I hid the “cut-out” piece from the strip. Then I repeated this with the smaller one-third flower.
I finished this cluster of flowers by painting them using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen. Now that I have completed these two cards, I feel comfortably up to date, which is a place I like to be and I’m going to see how long I can stay there! LOL! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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