Bouquet of congratulations

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog. I’m sharing a card I’ve made for a friend who’s just set the date for their wedding, so lots of congratulations are winging their way. I was inspired by the colours in the current Fab Friday blog challenge http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/ They’re not what I would usually choose but love their vibrancy.

I used the ‘Beautiful Friendship’ set from Stampin Up for this card. I did an online class with Joanne James, aka The Crafty Owl, a while ago with this set, but haven’t used it much since. I do like these floral sets that let you build up the picture, and I expect I’ll be using this a lot more now I’ve got it out again.

I started with a square of card, and stamped the large rose stamp in red, opposite each other. I then used the other floral stamps in orange and yellow to fill in around the roses, and then added the leaves and the floral spray in green. It’s great fun just stamping randomly around a design, although I do tend to fall back into a regular pattern when trying to do this. The other good thing about this technique is that you don’t need to mask the images off – once you’ve filled in the spaces they all flow together.

Having stamped the sentiment in the top corner, I then wanted to mount the layer onto dark green card, only to find I’d run out of the right shade! Fortunately, I’ve got a box of Promarkers, so grabbed a piece of scrap card, and then ran round the edge with the chisel end of a dark green Promarker to make the mat for the image. This is a handy cheat to remember when you run out of card stock!

All that was then left to do was to mount the stamped card onto the green edging, and then put it onto a 7×7 card blank

Thanks for dropping in. I hope you’ve had a good weekend, wherever you are.

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