Hi everyone, wow, can you believe the end of the month is here? Hasn’t May flown by?! I’m sorry I’ve been missing over the past week. As long term readers know, I injured my back last year while in Hotel Quarantine. Over time it has been getting heaps better but I had a setback last week and I’ve not been able to do much of anything. My poor partner even had to delay his flight back to work so he could stay home and look after me. I’m gradually starting to get better though so I’m back in the craft room today. I probably will be posting a little less regularly over the next week or so as I don’t want to overdo things. I hope you’ll understand.
I thought I’d turn to the catalogue for inspiration to create today’s project. The card I’m sharing is inspired by a card from last years catalogue (page 171). It’s a lovely card and features the Blossoms in Bloom stamps and Many Layered Blossoms dies (also available in a Bundle for a 10% Discount). There are a few things I love about this card but the main thing which drew my attention was the colours used. The card sample features Cinnamon Cider, Bumblee Bee and Pear Pizzazz. So lovely and quite different from my usual colour choices!
The card is super easy to create. Start by attaching an Adhesive Sheet to Basic White cardstock (this will make it so much easier to adhere the flower die-cut to your card at the end). Next, die-cut the thin floral die from the Many Layered Blossoms die set. I do recommend doing this step first as it will help with the placement of your stamps.
The next step is to cut a panel of Basic White Cardstock. I usually cut up an entire pack of cardstock. Each sheet is cut into four so I have front panels ready to go. I trimmed a centimetre from this panel as I wanted to have a little strip of the Cinnamon Cider cardstock base showing on each edge.
Now we move onto stamping. Ink up the main floral image from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Bumblebee ink and stamp on Basic White cardstock. Ink up the different leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I tried to place the leaves in roughly the same position as the die-cut (which is why we cut it first). Before adhering the die-cut piece to this panel, I added a splatter of Cinnamon Cider ink over the panel to give it a little more interest. Now we can adhere the floral die cut we cut at the start.
I added a sentiment strip which was White Embossed on a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock. The final touch was to add a few of the white Elegant Faceted Gems.
Here’s the card…
So what do you think of the colours? Pretty cool, huh? I challenge you to create the above card using colours that are not your usual go-to colours! If you need any supplies, please go to my online store as it will have everything you need to recreate this project.
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Kylie, I’m so sorry to hear your back is giving you trouble again. I hope you feel better every day. Your card is lovely. It’s been a while since I inked this stamp set but love your inspiration. I’ll have to try some colors that outside my comfort zone. Take care of yourself.
Hi Hilda, thanks so much for your kind words. I so very much appreciate them – both regarding my back and my cards! I do hope you’ll try some different colour combinations. It’s quite liberating! 🙂 Hope you are happy and well! Take care, Kylie