For today’s Floral Friday I’m sharing two very simple cards made with the Flowing Flowers stamp set, which has beautiful big flower images perfect for covering your whole card.
This first card uses Highland Heather and Soft Succulent inkpads to stamp the flowers with.
The second one was done with Stampin’ Markers brushed on the stamps and gives you a much bolder image. Which do you prefer?
The sentiments for both cards were stamped on diecuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies which have now unfortunately sold out. For an alternative you could use the labels in the Potted Succulents or Seasonal Labels Dies. In the new catalogue there is also a die set called All That which would also work.
This card is made with the Pansy Dies and although it took a while to cut out all the seperate pieces for three flowers and six leaves it was fairly easy to put togther, especially if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the more intricate bits.
I used a Basic White card blank and just added a background using Highland Heather and a Blending Brush, sadly I’ve covered most of this up with the Pansies.
I used Highland Heather to add my greeting in the bottom right corner.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer up the flowers and leaves and to finish off the card I added some of the pearlescent white Elegant Faceted Gems.
This card is a mix up of many techniques, I’m not 100% sure I like the end result but I had fun playing and thats whats most important. For my main image I stamped one of the dandelions from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Versamark and embossed with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder, the image sunk a little into my card which was the Fluid 100 watercolour card, so maybe I need to this with the Shimmery White cardstock instead. I then created a Highland Heather wash with diluted reinker and washed this over the image, I do like how this turned out.
For the background I ran some Highland Heather cardstock through the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. I added a greeting on a label created from the Ornate frames dies and to finish the card a ruffled a length of ribbon from the Playing with Patterns combo pack.
The Birthday Jubilee bundle from the Jan/June Mini Catalogue is probably the thing I wish was carrying over the most. I love the intricate dies in this bundle and the whimisical feel of the stamp and have not finishing playing with them both yet, so this ones definatley a keeper for me.
For this project I made a gatefold card by cutting a piece of card to 28 cm x 10.5cm. Taking the long side of the card score at 7cm and 21cm and then fold these two sections inwards to create your gates. I then cut two panels of Soft Sea Foam measuring 6.5cm x 10cm and adhered then to each gate on the front of my card.
Next I cut the intricate floral dies from the Jubilee Beauty dies out of Highland Heather with some adhesieve sheet to help it stick to my card front ( these are back in the new catalogue, yay!!).
I then cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies out of Whisper White and the largest scalloped die from the Layering Ovals Dies out of Highland Heather, these are currently sold out but will be back in the new catalogue. I stamped my greeting in Highland Heather before sticking the two ovals together. I put liquid glue on one half on my oval and adhered it to the left side of the card front, leaving the other side glue free so you can open the card.
The final step was to add the floral elements. These were stamped in Tuxedo Memento ink and coloured with Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends. I adhered one to each side of my card. The floral elemnt on the right side of the card is only attached with two Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and bottom so you can tuck the oval underneath to close the card if you wish.
For a little finishing touch I added some Purple Posy Faceted Gems to the centres of the flowers, alternatively you could use the Pearl or Rhinestone Basic Jewels and colour them with Stampin’ Blends.