I made this card for myself. I love quotes, as most of you who read my blog know, and this one is just so fitting for me right now. So, when I saw it, I decided to make myself a card - I deserve one! Plus, with spring here I wanted be colorful and use some flowers - Globecraft & Piccolo's products are perfect for both!
What I used to make the card:
- Square white card base, 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”
- LA106 Stacey’s Stacking Flowers
- Ruby Red Slippers, Royal Sterling, Cranberry Wine, Deep Blue Sky and Girls Night Out Embossing Enamel
- Embossing Fluid
- Wendy Vecchi’s Blooming Art stamp set, SCS119
- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
- Wendy Vecchi’s Archival Ink in Fern Green
- Scrap of White Cardstock for the sentiment
- Crafters Pick Glue
The first step in making this card was stamping the leafy branch for the background. I used the stamp in the Blooming Arts set and stamped it four times, kind of in each corner, but I wasn’t so exact about it. I thought the Fern Green ink would be perfect for all my colorful flowers.
Then I stamped the sentiment on the scrap white cardstock, trimmed it and placed it in the middle of the card. I didn’t glue anything down at this point.
I just choose a bunch of the flowers, (there are 24 in the pack!) before I embossed them, and placed them around the card, getting a feel for what size flower I wanted where. Then I embossed them with the Embossing Enamel – one time each. If I had spots where I didn’t fully ink the flower with the Embossing Fluid, I used a paintbrush to fill in the spot and embossed that spot only.Lastly, I glued the sentiment in place first and then adhered the flowers. It really is a lovely card – I love the sparkles and the blended colors in the Embossing Enamel. I realize the quote may be difficult to read due to the type face it is in, so this is the quote: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom."