I hope you’ve had a lovely relaxing weekend. When I was making yesterday’s video, I used the two small flowers in the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and made up my mind that I’d use it to make my next card. By making the video I learned how I liked to make my flowers using these stamps and the matching Small Bloom Punch.
Yesterday morning a member of my Facebook group Happy Crafting shared a beautiful card she had made using the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I liked the Designer Series Paper (DSP) she had used but she said it retired a long time ago. I have used Anne’s card as a sketch but I forgot to add the narrow band of cardstock (CS) to run under the image but over the DSP!
Once I started working on my card I decided that the punched flowers were a bit big for the size of the basket and the leaves. While I was looking at the Boho Indigo DSP I remembered the gorgeous little paper flowers that come in the Boho Indigo Product Medley. Although they are still a fair size they are smaller than the punched flowers.
Before I started working on my card, I used my Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend and painted the top half of all the petals of nine flowers. I have done this previously with these flowers and love the effect. I put them to one side and started on my card. The first step was to die-cut a rectangle using the die in the Natures Thoughts Dies.
I set up the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and the basket from the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set on my Stamaparatus so I could stamp them both at the same time using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. On a second plate I set up the long branches of leaves stamp and I stamped three individual images.
Using the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends I coloured the leaves and then fussy cut them. I could have made a mask for the basket and stamped the leaves directly onto my die-cut rectangle but at this time I wasn’t sure which direction my design was going in. When I had decided on the arrangement of the leaves and flowers I cut the leaves to the correct length and adhered them in place.
When I had decided how I wanted the flowers to be positioned I adhered them in place using Tombow. I was pleased with the result except there was too much of a gap between the sentiment and top of the flower arrangement. Then I noticed the two butterfly dies in the Nature’s Thoughts dies and die-cut two of the smallest butterflies using Gorgeous Grape CS.
Inside the card, I adhered a middle layer of Gorgeous Grape CS and a top layer of Purple Posy CS. To decorate it I had taken one of the small paper flowers, removed the bead and painted it as before, with my Light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend. I punched a small circle of Gorgeous Grape CS and adhered in the centre of the flower. I would love Stampin’ Up! to sell these flowers on their own – they’re absolutely gorgeous!
That’s it from me today. Many thanks to Anne for the inspiration for today’s card. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle 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”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”