No smudges here today!!! I made sure I used the correct size stamping blocks and I made sure my fingers were ink free before I handled the paper! Yay, a gold star for me today!!! LOL
This was a very fun card to make. I want to make another one using a different color. I may try it later in the week. I found this fun card on Pinterest. You can see the original here. I didn't change it much at all. With no measurements, I have to eye the size of the cardstock for the panels. Mine is larger than the original card but I still like how it looks. And I did not add the jute bow. It is cute but it's hard to mail cards when there's knots and bows that cause the card's thickness to pass the 1/4" minimum or have something in the card that would cause machines to jam, like buttons, brads, etc. So I often leave those things off. But if I'm going to hand deliver a card, I will add LOTS of stuff!!! LOL
The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Tempting Turquoise. Such a pretty color that I don't use much and I don't know why. I cut a piece of Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" and set it aside. Next I cut a piece of card stock 2-1/2" x 4-3/4". I stamped the flowers using Tempting Turquoise ink. I stamped the left flower first and then the right flower, I did not ink up the stamp again for the second flower. I did stamp another flower using a piece of scrap paper. I cut it out and then I stamped the center using Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped the center of the second flower without inking the image again. I stamped the leaves and stems using Pear Pizzazz ink. I did use straight ink on the stems but the leaf on the right was not inked up again (I believe this is called "second generation" ink).
Next I set the panel on the Whisper White cardstock to see where I was going to stamp the lacy image. You could draw a light pencil line or a few light dots on your cardstock before stamping that image, but make sure it's light and it's dry before you erase it.
The words are from the "Avant-Garden" set and were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.
Once all the stamping was done, I used Dimensionals to put the flower on top of the other flower. I turned it a little so the petals from the back flower show. Then I put Dimensionals on that focal panel and lined it up with the edge of the lace image. I did round the corners of the right side before I set it in place.
It's such a fun and pretty card!! I just had to make one!! I was thinking of digging out my old "Sincere Salutations" set and making a set of cards using 4 of the word stamps from that set. I use to do that a lot before the set was retired. I MISS that set A LOT!!!
Thank you ever so much for stopping by today,