Red, white and blue clusters of flowers on kraft card stock gives a whole different look to the Baby Blossoms stamp set and is suitably patriotic! While I was at it, I thought I'd make a thank you card in a similar style to give to our friends who are organising the barbecue.
Yesterday I was obsessed with making different vases of flowers with the Ornament punch - highly addictive I can assure you! - but discovering different looks with this gorgeous stamp set has taken over. I love the way you can build up the clusters of flowers in different ways and different colours, so look out for more Baby Blossoms projects coming soon!
Here's how to make the 'thanks' card:
- Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
- Cut another piece of Crumb Cake card stock 7.5cm square. Stamp this with a floral design that covers two thirds of the square on the diagonal: I started by stamping the spray of small flowers in Whisper White ink, then adding Real Red large roses. Next I stamped the small roses in Pacific Point and leaves in Old Olive. Finally I cleaned the small rose image and filled in the gaps with it, using Real Red that I'd stamped off.
- Use a stamp-a-majig to position a sentiment, using Basic Black ink.
- Sponge the edges of the floral panel and the edges of the card front with Whisper White craft ink.
- Attach the floral panel to the card front with dimensionals.
Stamps: Baby Blossoms, So Happy For You (retired SAB set)
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Yesterday, my youngest son had a 'street party' at school and one of the activities was Dressing for a Wedding. He was chosen to be the groom and his friends dressed him up in a jacket with medals and a crown. "I looked pretty good actually," he told me later. "In fact, when I get married, I might wear that!" It certainly beats the time he came back from playgroup and told me that he planned to get married in a fireman's helmet and a pair of underpants!
I'll be back for Masculine Monday and would love you to join me. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend!