CTD432: Close to My Heart Hooray Bouquet

This is the third card I made inspired by the My Favorite Things Color Throwdown Challenge #432.

I have had the Close to My Heart Hooray Bouquet stamp set for a couple of years and never used it, so I decided it would work great for the challenge. The flowers were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  As a background for the flower focal image I die cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I fussy cut the flowers with scissors and then die cut some leaves from a scrap of green and white polka dot paper using the Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents dies.

I then arranged the flowers and leaves into a bouquet that I liked and then used Press ‘n Seal to hold them together.  I tentatively placed the bouquet on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment from Close to My Heart Hooray Bouquet, which was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the back bouquet and then carefully turned over to place it on the panel.  I held it in place for about 30 second to allow the glue to set and then gently removed the Press ‘n Seal.  The top layer of flowers where then adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.  I have a large stash of rhinestones and pearls embellishments and different size white pearls were used for the flower centers.

To complete the card an A2 Side Folding Cardbase was made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Supplies Used:

  • Close to My Heart Hooray Bouquet
  • Michael’s Rhinestone Pearls
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes (glued directly to cardbase)
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
  • Altenew: Ruby Red; Warm Sunshine; Autumn Blaze; Dusk
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Green and White Polka Dot Paper
  • Clearly Besotted – Leafy Accents

Picture for Color Throwdown: