Good afternoon Everyone,
This is day 2 of blogging for me. Whew! Getting everything set up and operational is quite a chore, at least for me. I am fairly proficient in using the computer and Photoshop, but a complete newbie when it comes to setting up all that is necessary to have a successful blog. At least, a successful blog is the expected end result!
For today’s post I am showing a card I did recently for a birthday using the Falling Petals embossing folder in Mint Macaron (now retired) as the backdrop for my art piece. I wrapped a piece of Old Olive ribbon around the Falling Petals and adhered it with Fast Fuse. Dry arranging all of the flowers and leaves to look the way I wanted them took a bit of time, but was worth it. They were all adhered to the background with liquid glue, which was then adhered to a Whisper White mat with Fast Fuse.
I did this card a couple of weeks ago and don’t remember which dies I used to cut Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Whisper White for the flowers and leaves, but they were not all from the same set. The great thing about paper crafting is that you can take a basic idea and make it your own by choosing your own colors, stamps and dies.
The art is simply an oval cut from the WONDERFUL new Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper with an oval Stitched Shapes die. Once I decided on the flower bunch in the DSP that I wanted to use, I just chose an oval size that was appropriate. I then adhered that to a Blushing Bride oval cut with the scalloped Layering Ovals. This was then adhered over the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A few tiny Pearl Basics for the flower centers finished the card front.
For the inside I stamped the sentiment from Big on Birthdays in Old Olive on a piece of Whisper White card stock that I had cut into a rectangle with the Layering Squares die, using a technique from Amy Koenders, which you can find here.
I lightly sponged the very edges with Old Olive ink to make it pop off the mat of Daisy Delight DSP. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the stamped floral image above the sentiment, so I fussy cut a bouquet from the DSP and liquid glued it over the top of the stamped design. I like this much better, don’t you? The mat was then glued into my Blushing Bride card base and the inside was done.
OOPS! I just hate it when I am done with something and see an ink smudge where it isn’t supposed to be!! This was on the upper left corner of my sentiment piece, so I camouflaged it with a little fussy cut flower. I thought that was a better option than starting over on the inside of the card.
After SNAILing the card front to the Blushing Bride card base the card was done!
So that the envelope didn’t look too naked I fussy cut a small bouquet from the DSP and adhered it to the lower front of the envelope and covered the flap with more of the same paper. WOO-HOO! Finished.
I hope you like this card and bear with me a few more posts until I get this all figured out. Sorry, no card cuts this time, but I think you can figure it out.