I was asked to make arrangements for four musical number at an event for women in my church. I wanted to be able to express my appreciation for this willingness to share their talents, this is the first card I created.
I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers and stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with ZIG Real Brush Markers. I wanted a bright and happy spring feel, so I used multiple colors for the flowers and love the way it turned out.
This stamp set has the word “kind” inset in the middle of the flowers, but it also comes with a stamp for the word “kind” and a matching die. I decide to stamp it on mirror cardstock and heat emboss it with gold powder. It is very subtle but pretty effect. Next I stamped a secondary sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it in gold and cut it into a thin strip and added it to the center of the word “kind” adhering it directly over the die cut word with liquid adhesive.
I then die cut the focal image using a scalloped rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase made from 120# white cardstock. There is a slight variation in the color of the two cardstock, but I like that little bit of difference, I think it helps the focal image to pop a little more on the page. The card front was embossed using Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder, which adds the slightest texture, but is really pretty in real life.
Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 084 Deep Violet, 037 Cornflower Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 029 Geranium Red, 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow,046 Mid Green, 044 Deep Green, 041 Light Green
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.
When you get the stamp set from Altenew they have a few samples of how to use them. Some are the exact size of a card front. I decided to add an additional flower over the top of the sample, which I colored with Copic Markers. Unfortunately, when creating another card this card fell over on to some open red Copic Markers and left marks all over the card front. I decided to stamp an almost exact duplicate of the card. Coloring of the leaves was better on the Neena Classic Crest.
So a friend of mine brought my attention to this stamp and die from Crafter’s Companion. It has two edge dies to cut the border of the stamped image. I decided to add some gold foil striped paper to the bottom of the card and one die cut the one edge of the flowers. Love the way it turned out.
I decided to combine the new Altenew Versatile Vases with Clearly Besotted’s Thanks a Bunch and love the way it turned out. After the card was assembled I felt like it need a little something extra, so I used my ScorBuddy to add some scored diagonal lines to the bottom of the card.