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Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Flowering Flowers, Friendly Hello, Eden's Garden, Sympathy Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

After I finished this card I actually said, "I pulled it off".  I struggled with this flower. I wasn't sure where I was going with it. But after I figured out some elements of it I moved forward.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece for the top layer, the focal piece.

I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the flower using Melon Mambo ink. I fussy cut the flower out.  I didn't like how there was so much white showing on the flower but I remembered that if I used Wink of Stella it would pull off some of the ink and spread it around. And that's exactly what it did. I now liked the flower.

Then there were the leaves. I wanted to use some smaller leave and I found these in the "Eden's Garden" bundle. I die cut three of them using Pear Pizzazz card stock. I thought these leaves looked so pretty. There's texture lines plus open areas.

I set the flower and the leaves on the focal piece and wasn't happy with the background. I thought the card could use some dots.  I stamped the dots from the "Friendly Hello" set and Crushed Curry ink. It was such a tiny stamp, so I had to stamp it a lot around the left and bottom area of the card.  

Once I felt I had enough dots, I set the flower back on the piece so I could see where the words could go. The words are from the "Eden's Garden" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

Now I was ready to assemble the card.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower and then set the leaves in place. I struggled with the two on the right side. One stuck to a Dimensional and the other didn't have one near it. So I just added some double-sided tape to the one that was stuck and affixed the other one across it. Now I had all three leaves stuck to the flower. I set the flower in place on the front of the card.  I thought the center of the flower needed something, so I added some crystal rhinestones and the card was done.

Once I got the flower figured out, the rest of the card went a lot more smoothly.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's sympathy/friendship card,


KardsbyKadie said...

You NAILED this one Wanda. OH SO PRETTY!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, I love the new flowing flowers stamp set.