Say it with flowers

Hello, and welcome to my little crafty blog. Some of you may remember there was an advert running in the 1970s encouraging us to “say it with flowers”, so I made a card that does just that (mainly because I couldn’t decide what sentiment to put on it!). I’ll keep it in my stock pile for now, and make a decision on what to put when I come to use it

I’m entering the card into this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #435. I picked out the Stampin Up ‘Wonderful Romance’ set, which I’ve had since last year but only recently started to use. I started by stamping the large floral image in the middle of the card, and coloured it in. I’m not great at colouring, but discovered that colouring with inks using a water brush is a very forgiving technique. Mind you, it probably took me as long to choose the colours as it did to finish the rest of the card! (Anyone else have that problem?). In the end I went with ‘Groovy Grapes’ in Artistry Ink, with ‘Bundled sage’ and ‘Peeled Paint’ in Distress Inks.

I cut a couple of strips of card in matching colours, and then used a piece of ribbon for the third strip. It’s a great way to use up some of those off-cuts of card we all have stored away. It then got a bit tricky, as I wanted to wrap the ribbon round the strip of card, so it didn’t show in the inside of the card. That involved fixing it all together with masking tape before securing the ribbon to the back of the purple card, and then sticking the whole piece onto the front of the card.

I finished the flowers off with some small crystals in the centre. I hope you’ve all had a good weekend – I’m off to get ready for work tomorrow (the ironing beckons…). Take care and stay safe.

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