I am naturally drawn to florals, so this card was really fun to create….
The inspiration behind this card came from two challenges I am participating in. Pals Paper Arts #287 is a color challenge this week and the colors are fabulous. The Global Design Project #022 is a fantastic sketch challenge.
The focal point of this card is definitely the flower from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set. This is one of my favorite sets and this particular stamp is definitely my favorite of the bunch. It makes such a statement on every card I’ve used it on. It is easily punched out using the Fun Flower Punch. I stamped the full flower twice and colored it using Calypso Coral ink and a blender pen. I then punch both out along with another punch of just Calypso Coral cardstock. I then stamped another flower just capturing the center and colored it with markers. The center had to be hand snipped but it was very easy to do. I then layered the pieces using two dimensionals. For the leaves I simply cut two ferns from the Botanical Builder Framelits in Old Olive cardstock. The sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set.
The background paper is from the Sale-a-bration catalog and has such wonderful patterns…it’s hard to believe it was free!
I used a sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set for the inside and decorate both the inside and envelope flap with some DSP. I should also mention that this card is a 5 x 5 square so I created the envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.
I hope this card brightened your day a bit. I needed to see flowers as it is 14 degrees mid-afternoon here today!
Thanks for looking in today and if you have any questions, please just leave me a comment or email and I will be sure to get back to you.
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