I wanted to make a card to send someone like a “thinking of you” card, not because they were experiencing personal problems, but just to let them know they’re very much in my thoughts at this time because of the pandemic. The first thing I did was to check my stamp sets to find a suitable sentiment. I found it in the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.
The sentiment reads SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND FEEL-GOOD WISHES and is absolutely spot on the message I want to send. I’ve seen a few cards on Pinterest where crafters have made some lovely little multi-layered flowers and I had to find out how they were made. They are so amazingly easy, I was very pleasantly surprised. On one card, it looked as if the flower layers had been stitched together!
In the second set of dies that comes with the Ornate Garden Suite, called Ornate Border Dies, there are three irregular shaped, different sized flower dies. I found some scraps of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and die cut two of each flower. I also used my ¼” hole punch to punch two circles to layer three flowers on. The reason I found this was necessary was that each flower has three holes in the base – hence why a crafter would have been able to sew flowers together!
I saw the idea for the sentiment on another card on Pinterest. After cutting a piece of Whisper White CS that was the width of my card and 1¼” tall, I set the stamp on my Stamparatus to make sure it was straight. Next, I lined it up on my Big Shot with the scallop strip die from the same die set as the flowers. The die was lined up so the scallop was complete on the left-hand side of my card because the flowers could cover up the right-hand side if it cut through the middle of a scallop.
I cut two different but matching designs from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), both of which measured half the size of a regular top layer. After I had adhered both pieces on the second layer of Whisper White CS layer, I adhered the sentiment layer across the centre. As things worked out I didn’t need to position my flowers to cover the end of the scallop die-cut which had ended with a complete centre scallop loop!
I finished the flowers by adhering a large Rhinestone in the centre of each flower and then moved my attention to the inside of the card. After spending some time trying to decide how to decorate it, I gave up and decided to leave it blank, for the time being anyway. I may come back to it later today to add some decoration if I can think of something that will flow from the front of the card. hat’s it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and I shall look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and stay well. 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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