funky foliage wishes

Welcome to my crafty blog and another card for a friend who’s going through a difficult time with their health at the moment. I’ve gone with Claritystamp’s ‘funky foliage’ die for the centrepiece on this one, picking up on the themes from a couple of challenges. Festive Friday are marking International Dance Day – there aren’t any dancers on my card, but I’ve taken blue, pink, patterned paper & die cuts from their Inspo List. I’ve also incorporated the central column of florals, patterned paper & die cuts from TicTacToe‘s grid.

I started with a piece of Clarity’s Antarctica designer paper and cut the largest of their ‘square doodle aperture frame-it’ dies around the edge. I mounted the paper onto a layer of navy card and attached the whole piece to a 7×7 card blank.

I stamped the ‘wishing you well’ corner sentiment into each of the corners in ‘cobalt’ Archival ink, masking off the Celtic knot at the end of the sentiment each time. I should have done this before attaching the paper to the card, but got away with it! I popped ‘Stick It’ adhesive layer onto the back of a square of the navy card, due cut the ‘funky foliage’ into it and then stuck it in the centre of the card front.

I had originally intended to finish it there, but felt the image needed something more so highlighted the flowers and leaves with Pergaliner pencils in pink and blue.

I really like this image (I’ve got it in stamp form as well) – it always makes me think of the beautiful designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

3 thoughts on “funky foliage wishes

  1. I just love the diecut detailing on this card Deborah, along with the corner sentiment detail – so unusual yet so effective! Those flowers remind me of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh style too – fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday this week!

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  2. Wow, this is fabulous….certain to make your friend feel better! This die is amazing and your addition of the sentiments and the shading really make for a stunner of a card! This was a great way to incorporate our Tic Tac Toe challenge, thanks for playing!

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