Hi Crafty Friends,
I hope you are all healthy and safe!… and ready for another project. This card design uses one of the stamps from the Flower Collection stamp set by Penny Black. I chose this stamp for my focal point because it was simple but elegant. To me, it is like a botanical illustration in a vintage floral book.
To start, I stamped the vase with flowers onto a Neenah 110lb. white card panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used a hand-full of Copic markers and colored the flowers and vase. The colors I used were: Y11, Y17, Y38, R05, YG03, BG34, G28, G45 for the flowers and leaves and BG0000, BG72 for the vase.
After the coloring was done, I wanted to add some little feature. I decided on a gold line around the perimeter. It seemed a little scary to attempt since I just finished the coloring but the Pentel sign pen was my choice. This lovely pen offers a lot of control with its stiff point and nice color… so, with my pen and trusty C-thru L-ruler, I jumped in.
It turns out if you go slow and use the ruler for the perfect measurement and guide to draw the line, it wasn’t too scary after all!
Next, I stamped the “For You” sentiment from the Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set with Papertrey Ink’s Stormy Sea ink.
Now with the panel finished, I added a foam backing to it, wrapped a gold cord around it a couple of times, and tied a bow.
I was ready to assemble. I wanted a wide green border so I cut out a panel of Eucalyptus green cardstock large enough to leave a 3/8″ border around the flower panel and mounted it to a My Colors Muslin card base that was slightly larger when folded.
The only left was to mount the flower panel onto the newly created card base. And there we have it – all done! ♥
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4 thoughts on “Flowers Just For You”
Such a fresh CAS style card Shauna. I really like the way you coloured the vase to give the illusion of water.
Thank you so much!
What size is your card and panels on the For You card?
It’s very pretty.
Oh, gosh… wouldn’t you know it, the time I actually sent a card I made happened to be now. So, I don’t have it to measure but I do remember the overall size of the card was 6.25″ x 5″. I was expecting the card to be smaller but the flowers were taller than I thought and I wanted a wide green border so the overall size of the card grew a bit. I hope this helps!
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