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Mother’s Day Flowers

April 22, 2017

I have been watching way too many scrapbooking videos on YouTube lately. I love all of the beautiful patterned papers. The backgrounds on these cards were inspired by a beautiful patterned paper with chevrons and wood grain that was featured in one of those YouTube scrapbook videos.

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Card 1

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Card 2

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with panels of white card stock cut to 4.25” x 5.5.” I used the “stamp kissing” technique to combine the wood grain and chevrons. I placed both the wide solid chevron stamp and the wood grain stamp on separate blocks. Then, I inked the chevron stamp up with a colored hybrid ink. Very carefully, I stamped the chevron stamp on the wood grain stamp. Then, I stamped the chevron stamp on the cardstock, and viola, wood grain in my chevrons. I repeated this process until the white panel was full of chevrons.

Once I had “kissed” the chevron to the wood grain stamp, I could see the ink left behind on the wood grain stamp. I used this to create the background for card 2. The ink is much harder to see on the wood grain stamp, so everything is not aligned perfectly. But I like the effect.

When the panels were completed stamped, I began working on the rest of the card. I started with a half sheet of white card stock that I covered with 2 banners, leaves, and flowers. I fussy cut out all of the images. Then I divided the images into two piles. I also added “Mother’s Day” to the banners.

Next, I die cut the chevron panels with a stitched rectangle die. Then, I adhered a banner to each chevron panel using foam tape. I used liquid glue to adhere all of the leave images around the banner. Once, the leaves were dry, I added the flower images. I used foam dots for the flowers on card 1 and liquid glue for the flowers on card 2.

The “happy” part of my sentiment gave me some trouble. I die cut one from white glitter card stock and one from silver glitter card stock. I did not like either of those. Eventually, I settled on white heat embossing the word “happy” and ink blending over it. Once, all of that was complete, I die cut the word “happy” and adhered one to each card.

Lastly, I adhered the panels to card bases. I used a plain white card base for card 1. I decided on an orange card base for card 2. It looked a little plain to me, so I added a wood grain texture with white pigment ink and the wood grain stamp.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Happy Happy Happy, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Wood grain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Orange Slush, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Hope you enjoyed the card

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