I just can’t seem to make a card without flowers these days. I’m honestly trying to come up with some other ideas but flowers just seem to always pop up on my cards. Maybe it’s the long winter that’s finally ending and the anticipation of spring. But here gain is a card featuring some pretty blooms!
I really didn’t need another flowered stamp set but somehow could not resist the Climbing Roses stamp set and coordinating, Rose Trellis thinlits. These are available separately or as a bundle in the Occasions Catalog.
It’s all in the details…
- The A2 card base is Poppy Parade card stock with a panel of Basic Black cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
- The next layer is a pattern from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″. This paper is truly lovely and will only be available as a free Sale-a-bration item through the end of March. I’ve reached for it so much already that I’ve ordered another pack before it’s too late.
- The center panel consists of a Poppy Parade panel: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Basic Black: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and Whisper White: 4″ x 3″ .
- I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set in Black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. HANDY TIP…Versa Fine ink is slower to dry than other black inks allowing the embossing powder to adhere well. I got this tip from Jennifer McGuire and we all know she is an expert!! Also by embossing this way, you get a very clean image and avoid getting those stray little specks on the card.
- Next, this panel is adhered to the card using Fun Foam. I mentioned in one of my other posts that I buy it in different colors so I can try to match the card stock. I used red here. This makes it a lot less noticeable from the sides.
- I stamped the pretty floral spray twice, cutting one out with the coordinating thinlits.
- Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the die cut floral image. I’ll note the colors in my product list below.
- The colored image is glued directly to the corner of the center panel.
- With the second stamped image, I just colored the roses.
- They’re hand cut and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the first image to give a pretty dimensional look. I used Wink of Stella on the roses, but as usual, it’s not very apparent in the photos.
- A butterfly cut from the Botanical Butterflies DSP added a little more interest.
- Lastly, I added a few epoxy dots and called it a card!
I’m looking forward to experimenting with lots of different colors on these roses and also using some of the other images and thinlits from this bundle…stay tuned!
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