Rather than purchasing new stamps all the time I am trying to use what I have. Michael will soon be retiring and I won’t have the funds that I’ve been used to all these years.
It has been quite some time since I used Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers. I stamped them on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They were then die cut using the coordinating dies.
This time I cut a rectangle using a scalloped die and then ran it through with the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It adds a lot of visual interest behind the flowers and draws your eye.
The sentiment was cut using mirror cardstock and again with sticky back foam. The flowers were arranged and picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which keeps your arrangement together until you can determine here you want to place it. Because the “t” in the thanks overlapped the flowers the foam tape was cut away so that it would lay flat together. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers, holding them all together in a bunch and adhered to the upper left of the scalloped rectangle and the sentiment was in the lower right.
For a final embellishments gold sequins were scattered on the card. The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the side folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.
Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers
Burniston Thank You
Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 049 Green Shadow, 040 Green, 027 Dark Pink, 028
Pale Pink, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine
I love the quote by President Thomas S. Monson “To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” I think it is true. Life is sweeter when we look through the challenges and experiences of our lives with gratitude. What better time of year to count our blessings than in the fall, which is why I used fall leaves for embellishments.
I like it so much that I made it again adding a die cut “Thank You” from Karen Burniston.
I have had Nuvo’s Gilded Flakes for sometime and never used them before. I used Be Creative doubled sided tape on the beautiful patterned paper in varying widths. I also adhered them to a wider strip of paper to cut out the sentiments. They are messy, but beautiful.