Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card really picks up the spring vibe – I think these flowers from Stampin’ Up!’s ‘A touch of ink’ set look like crocuses once they’re coloured yellow. I’ve managed to combine three blog challenges for today’s card – the layout is inspired by the sketch at The Paper Players, the theme comes from Just Us Girls, and I managed to include some background card that I stamped myself to pick up the challenge at TGIF
I started by stamping a piece of white card with the laves from the ‘A touch of ink’ set, using Artistry Inks in ‘elegant emerald’ for the outline and ‘mellow green’ for the infill. I then blended some more of the ‘mellow green’ onto the card to soften the white background.
Next step was to create the flowers. I stamped the outline three times in ‘shadow grey’ Archival, and then used Artistry’s ‘golden turmeric’ on the infill stamps. Once dry, I fussy cut them out with scissors.
I then embossed a piece of green card using the SU ‘tasteful textures’ folder, and attached it to a 5×7 card blank. The leafy background card cut nicely into two strips and I stuck those onto the green card
I then put the three floral stems together to form more of a bouquet and glued them onto a die cut oval of white card, trimming the stems level with the edge of the oval. I added a strip of white card across the front, after I’d stamped ‘best wishes’ on it (to pick up another part of the Just Us Girls photo), and then attached the flowers to sit on the leafy background. I finished it off with a couple of green gems on the strip of card.
Thanks for dropping in. I was down at our church this morning, doing some tidying up, and there’s a lovely display of spring flowers in the garden (violets, daffodils, grape hyacinth, etc) but no crocuses – I might have to rectify that for next year!