Hello! I wanted to quickly share with you today a birthday card that I created using some beautiful Striped Floral Stamps by Altenew. I absolutely love the bold patterns of this stamp set. To create this look, I took a piece of white cardstock and simply stamped my images where I wanted them. I did use my Precison Press by We R Memory Keepers to help with the placement of my images. In order to create some “depth”, I simply masked some of my images before stamping the items that I wanted to appear “behind” my main set of flowers. Once that was complete, I colored everything with my Copic markers and added a few touches of contrast with a white gel pen.
I knew that I wanted some contrasting trim/paper on the left side of my card, so in order to do this and still maintain my 5.5″ x 4.25″ (A2) card size, I used my ruler to lightly draw a straight line (with pencil) from the top to the bottom of my card about 1″ in from the left hand side. I then used my paper trimmer to cut as much of this straight line as I could and then fussy cut around the buds, petals and leaves that were going to lay on top of the sparkly gold paper that I placed underneath my white cardstock panel.
In order to add a little more dimension to my card, I decided at the last minute to stamp and fussy cut one more large flower (the main full-sized one in the top center of the card). Once colored, I then attached it directly over the one that I had originally stamped with some 3D foam squares.
Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday To You” sentiment which came from Altenew’s Fresh Freesia Stamp Set and added a few gold dots for embellishment with some gold stickles. Voila!
I will be playing along and sending this off to the following challenges:
|Altenew – A Year In Review Inspiration Challenge|
|Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes”|
|Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #222 “Make Your Mark”|
Once again, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions! Have a wonderful weekend!