Welcome to my crafty blog and another card using one of the new stamp sets from Julie Hickey Designs – the ‘floral blooms’. It’s personalised, as my son wanted a card to give a colleague who’s retiring from work. I’m rubbish at starting from a blank card, so took inspiration from a couple of designs by Julie Hickey herself and Joanne on her design team.
I started with a 5×7 card blank and blended ‘picked raspberry’ Distress Oxide through Claritystamp’s ‘trellis’ stencil.
I then stamped the largest circle from the ‘floral blooms’ and heat embossed it with WOW’s pale gold powder. I used a waterbrush to add the ‘picked raspberry’ to the petals, then fussy cut it (I did use a circle die to start with, but didn’t like the effect as the stamp is hand drawn and slightly irregular.) I then glued the flower onto the card front.
I die cut the letters using Julie’s ‘sweet pea’ alphabet, and glued them onto the card front.
The final touch was to stamp one of the sentiments from the ‘birthday messages’ below Mahera’s name, again in the ‘picked raspberry’.
Thank for dropping in. I’m going to share this with a few challenges – I picked up the right hand column of diecut/flower/stencilling from TicTacToe‘s grid and used the colours from Less is More. The pink stands out so well against the white card that I thought it met the brief of ‘color pop’ from TGIF as well.