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Thanks So Much

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

At the beginning of May, we had a Floral Frenzy blog hop here a Scrap’n Stamp…. and I had a lot of the die cuts from the card I created left over. So I decided to make all three of my cards for the blog using those leftovers. You can see here just how many flowers I had left from the My Favorite Things Stiched Blooms I cut earlier in the month…

I had this card almost totally put together when a friend asked if she could get a thank you card from me… so I finished it off as a thank you card. I had to get a little creative and use my Silhouette to cut out a thanks… and I didn’t save the file thanks to a computer crash so I have no way to tell you what font I used!

I started out with the smaller white panel and I drew a circle in the top 1/3 of the card using a pencil so that I could work with the circle shape.

I then started playing with the flowers I had left over… layering them over and under, tucking pieces, but trying to keep along that circle shape I had drawn.

Once I had the look I wanted, I grabbed that trusty Press n Seal and laid it over top of my flowers with the sticky side against the flowers. Once I had them all stuck to the Press n Seal, I flipped it over and put glue on to all of the pieces. I then turned it over and placed the pieces back on to my card front as a grouping, rubbing them down to get the glue to stick well. I let it sit for a few minutes before I carefully peeled off the Press n Seal. I then added a little glue to the very front pieces that didn’t have anything sticking them to the layer behind them.

I took time to carefully erase the pencil marks and added the green mat behind the white layer before adding it all to the white card.

And there it sat until the friend asked for a Thank You card. I cut out the word “thanks” three times with my Silhouette and glued each of the pieces together with a fine tip liquid glue before sticking it to the front of the card. I masked off part of a stamp from the Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments set and stamped it on the card using black VersaFine Claire ink.

And I *still* have flowers left over…

Feel Better Soon

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Here we are, already the middle of May, it’s Mother’s Day herein Canada. I seriously think that the older I get, the faster life flies by!

I have a friend who slipped and fell during a spring snowstorm here in Calgary at the end of April and I wanted to send her a little sunshine while she was laid up with a broken foot. I was sitting at my stamp desk and saw the leftover die cuts from my Floral Frenzy blog hop card and thought that maybe I’d make my other two posts this month using those pieces.

This card was really simple to do. I had already cut out the flowers from My Favorite Things Stitched Blooms in four different colours of cardstock. I have this set of dies for a very long time but have never cut the pieces apart, so I placed the all together die on a piece of white cardstock that I cut down to 4.75″ X 3.5″ and cut it out, allowing pieces to overlap. I took out the white pieces and placed regular scotch tape along the back of the white panel so that the sticky part of the tape showed through the front of each of the spaces. I then laid in the coloured die cuts and pushed them down to stick to the scotch tape. When I had them all down, I trimmed off the flower edges.

I then cut a slightly larger panel in the same green I had used for the die cuts and layered the floral panel on top of it before putting it all on to a white card. I then put the piece in to my stamp positioning tool so that I could stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments stamp set in VersaFine Claire ink in black. I did it in the stamp positioning tool so that I could restamp it a few times to ensure I got even coverage since I was working on a less than smooth surface.

To finish off the card, I added some of the circle elements from the die set to add a little more dimension.

I still have LOTS of those flowers to play with…. I’ll be back at the end of the month with another card using these same flowers!

Floral Frenzy Blog Hop

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Yay! It’s blog hop day and since it’s MAY we’re celebrating all things FLORAL today with our Floral Frenzy blog hop! You’re at the very beginning and you are in for a treat- TEN stops in total with our full team sharing projects as well as a guest designer, former DT member Jessica!

As always, we value the comments you leave at all the blog stops along the way… and your comments give you a chance to win! This month we are giving away one BIG prize of a $50 gift certificate! If you’re not sure what to comment along the way, let us know your favorite kind of flower 🙂

Today I decided to make a card for my Mom, since Mother’s Day is coming up! I’ve used the ‘Good Idea’ stamp set by Dina Wakely, because as it says on one of the stamps in the set- flowers are always a good idea!

I wanted to use a color combo that would really pop with the kraft background I chose, and I think this combo of blue & green with purple flowers really does! I’ve stamped a Cover-A-Card Script stamp by Impression Obsession in brown on the kraft background to add a bit of visual texture.

The inside & out stitched circles were die cut from the front of a 5.5″ square kraft card (I used the cut out circles on the card I shared on Tuesday!). I used shades of green & blue Distress Oxide on a white square of cardstock the same size and added water & layers until I got a fun blended, textured look. The flowers were stamped once on the inked background, for placement, and again on white. I used regular Distress Ink to color them because it is less opaque and didn’t hide the black lines as much as Distress Oxide would. I did end up going over some of the lines with a black Stablio pencil afterwards to make it pop, but overall it gave me a nice color blend. I used my tiny/ fine Life Changing Blender Brush to color the flower centers yellow, then added some tiny beeds to my flower centers as well.

I decided to cut ‘MOM’ in negative space on the card front as well, so used 1″ Alphanumeric dies for that. I simply used a scrap of washi tape to keep them in place while I ran it through my Big Shot. This was done before adhering all the pieces together 🙂 Assorted colors & sizes of purple bling add some interest to the finished card. I hope you like it!

Here’s the full list of links for the Floral Frenzy Blog Hop- I’m sure you will love the creative project these talented ladies have for you today! Your next stop is the talented DAWN, so hop on over and have some fun!

1 (YOU ARE HERE) Tara
2 Dawn
3 Susan
4 Nancy F
5 Deborah
6 Kia
7 Laurie
8 Chala
9 Nancy
10 Jessica

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara