Happy Monday everyone!
I am sharing a card over on the Honey Bee Stamp Blog today, and I am happy that you stopped by!
For today’s card though, I am using one of my old favourites – the Country Wreath set, to make this fresh, floral card, where the beautiful stamped images frame the die cut greeting.
This card involved a lot of masking and fussy cutting, but I think the effort is very much worth the final result! First I masked a strip of the card using washi tape, then stamped on either side of the tape using the Country Wreath stamps in dye based ink. I built up the effect of layers by masking each flower that I stamped, before stamping other flowers and foliage around it.
To add dimension to the card, I raised up the inner panel ( cut using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die) and added a layer of craft foam and pink cardstock underneath. It’s hard to see the pink layer when you look head on, but from the side I think it really makes the pink flowers pop!
I used a Paper Smooches die to cut out the word thanks from the same pink cardstock several times, and stuck them on top of each other to create the feel of a nice sturdy chipboard product. To give a lovely shine, I then embossed it with some clear embossing powder and finished the card with some teeny tiny adhesive pearls.
There’s a video tutorial here so you can see the whole process!
AND WAIT, there is more good news! Firstly, if you like the look of the card, but aren’t keen on fussy cutting, you could check out the Country Blooms stamp set. This set would give you a similar effect in a fraction of the time. And the other great news…. the Country Wreath set now comes with co-ordinating dies! SWOOON!! I have placed by order already, and cannot wait for them to get here!
Thanks for stopping by, and before I go, don’t forget that everyone that places an order on the Honey Bee Stamps shop will get an exclusive free gift in their package… – but the offer finishes today, so hurry, hurry over to shop and give your self a little sweet treat! 🙂
Have a great day!