Welcome crafty friends! Today’s card is super simple – you only need the basic stamping and card making tools! And it’s a pretty versatile design that you could use almost any floral stamp for!
Keep in mind that you don’t need to have the coordinating dies for your stamp sets if you are okay with spending a little quality time with some scissors. Fussy cutting works wonders (and is relaxing), and I often don’t buy the coordinating dies unless the stamps have a lot of thin or complicated parts.
I’m going to try a different format from my first post today where I list the products I used at the bottom – please tell me which you like better!
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For this card I used a piece of 80lb white card stock cut in half to form a side folding A4 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″). Using my stamp set, I stamped a bunch of the small floral images on another piece of white cardstock.
In retrospect, I should have inked a portion of my surface first, and then used the dies to cut out the flowers and leaves (except the large one) since the dies were so small that I couldn’t line them up as nicely as I liked. Oh well… live and learn! After stamping the images, I used the dies to cut around them, sending it through my Sizzix Big Shot.
After die-cutting, I went over the flowers that I didn’t line up correctly with ink, just pressing the die-cut directly onto the ink pad.
Once I was happy with the flowers, I took my card base and put it in my stamp tool. I traced the outline of a cup to get a circle in the middle of my card, then placed a few of the sprig stamps and some flowers around the circle (erasing before stamping) to create a wreath shape. I wanted a base layer underneath the die cut images so it looked more full and complete.
After stamping the base of the wreath, I added the die-cut flowers with foam squares I cut to fit. I wasn’t happy with just the flowers, so I took a few of the die-cut sprigs and cut them in half to add some more fullness. To finish it off, I stamped the sentiment in black ink, and added some liquid pearl drops in the centers of the flowers and around the edges.
There you have it! A simple card that you can use any small floral stamps with, and you could use this technique to make an excellent holiday card!
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The supplies I used:
The stamp set (Thanks a Bunch), dies and some of the inks (Color Theory) I used for this card are from Studio Calico (Inks – Blush Crush, Going Green, Buttercream, and Mojito).
Other Inks used Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Mint Julep, Stone Wash, Cornflower and Cantaloupe