Celebrations, Die cuts, floral, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Stamps, ink blending, Simon Says Stamp, Technique, Thinking of you, Uncategorized

Bright Days Ahead

Hello! I have a beautiful and dimensional slim line flower card for you today. I love a good flower card and I haven’t done one for a while. I recently got my hands on the “Coneflower” die from Honey Bee Stamps and I can see why this one sells out so quickly! It is gorgeous and easy to put together. So…Let’s get into the card!

I made my card base from heavy weight white cardstock. My slim line cards measure 3 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches simply because I have to make less cuts. Using the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Mesh stencil, Mustard Seed Distress Oxide was ink blended onto the card front to create some interest for my flowers. Because this stencil wasn’t long enough for my card, I matched it up the best I could and with some creative placement of the flowers you would never know. I also added some spatters for a different texture/interest in the background.

While my panel was drying, I cut out the flower elements. These were all cut from paper scraps that I had. Most of the cardstock was lighter weight (65lbs). I do like to use this lighter weight when there are lots of layers. It cuts down on the weight and bulk but you still get some nice dimension. Adhering the layers together was quite easy to line up which is a big plus.

I cut 3 layers of cardstock (scraps) and adhered them together for the “bright” sentiment. I found the perfect sentiment strip from SSS. The original sentiment said, “Here’s to lots of sunny days ahead”. I just took out the sunny to add bright instead. I adhered all my elements to my card front with a nice strong liquid glue and that was it! This card came together quickly and was very easy…It was one of my faster cards.

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Thanks for joining me today and here’s to lots of bright days ahead!

Stay crafty friends!

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