Hello there. I made this card for a friend's birthday which was a couple of days ago, using a set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Lily. To be a bit technical for a minute, this is a type of Fritillaria, the most common of which is the Snake's Head Fritillary which has purple flowers with dark checkerboard markings and several flowers up one stem. This one here is called Crown Imperial, which presumably is because it has that crown of leaves on the top and lots of flowers in a circle underneath. Anyway, thats enough botany for today, so here is what I used to make the card:
A5 Pink Card
White Stamping Card
Pink Coredinations Cardstock
Freebie Papers Set - Jennifer Ellory
Spellbinders Die - Decorative Labels Eight
Tonic Punch - Doily Border
Craft Concepts EF - Woodgrain
Chocolate Baroque Stamp Set - Lily
Memento Ink - London Fog
Adirondack Ink - Pink Sherbert, Lettuce, Bottle,
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry and Walnut Stain
Creative Expressions Sentiment
I stamped the image on to a snippet of white card using Memento London Fog and then coloured using the various inks as above. I didn't want the flowers to be too dark so I did water the Picked Raspberry down a fair bit. I then cut the flower out and layered it on to the embossed Coredinations cardstock which I had sanded down so the colour core showed through. Over this I used a frame which I made using the S/B Decorative Labels Eight and some Dovecraft green paper which I had cut a while ago but not used. It is the largest die from the set with the middle cut away.
I don't very often use papers for the background of my cards as I tend to leave them plain or use my stamps and inks, but I have had these for a while, and it is good to ring the changes and use things which have been tucked away and forgotten about. So these, along with the punched strip in a snippet of the coredinations pink card left over after the embossing was done, make up the background. Once all was layered I cut the sentiment mat using a snippet of the same Dovecraft green paper and the smallest S/B Labels Eight die, on which I stamped the sentiment using Adirondack ink - Bottle. I then finished with a few green gems.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and I hope the upcoming weekend is good!
I am entering the follow challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop where we use up our snippets of paper/card. I used snippets of white card and green paper.
Cuttlebug Mania where they are celebrating their first birthday by asking that we go 'dotty'.