Flower and Hugs

Happy Day, Everyone!  It’s Karen here, and I am here with a sympathy card made with one of the all-new Krista Schneider stamp sets, Flower Power.  Such a pretty set!

Unfortunately, I was in need of a sympathy card for a woman at work who had a major loss. She is still off work, so I decided to send her a little homemade love by mail.

Here are the steps I used to make this card:

1. Stamp the flower with black permanent ink and cut it out using the coordinating die. Next, color the stamped images using your favorite markers. The process I used to color the flower is outlined in the two photos below.  I started with some Copic V colors:

Then, I added in some other colors:

2. Cut the patterned paper at 4″ x 5″.  Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock – 85 lb in half (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Score and fold it for the card base.

3. Ink the edges of the patterned paper with chalk ink to hide the white core of the 2-sided paper.

4. Cut the other half of the White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4″ x 4″ and cut a diagonal.  The other side of my example is at around 1-1/2″.  Then cut a piece of scrap white card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″ to adhere the pattern piece and the white diagonal piece with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive as shown below:

5. Wrap a piece of lace and a piece of seam-binding ribbon across the diagonal; add more adhesive and adhere it to the card base.

6.  Die cut Pair of Leaves 1 from another piece of patterned paper and glue them onto the card.

7.  Use pop-tape to adhere the flower to the card.

8.  Add some Nuvo Drops and half-pearls as embellishments.

9.  Die cut the word ‘hugs’ from the Love Sentiments die set three times from another piece of patterned paper.  Glue them together to add dimension.  (For a flatter sentiment, cut only once or twice.) Glue the sentiment to the lower right corner of the card front.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Flower Power Clear Stamps

Flower Power Coordinating Dies

White Soft Finish Cardstock – 85lb

Pair of Leaves 1 Dies

Love Sentiments Dies

Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Tape 6mm

Beacon Kids Choice Glue

Other –

Designer Paper – Heartfelt Creations

Lace

Seam Binding Ribbon

Nuvo Drops

Copic Markers

Pop Tape

Prima Chalk Inkers

Half-Pearls