May 21, 2017

Floral Hello

Hi everyone! I love all the texture on this card; plus, I feel like I sort of "re-purposed" a die. I hope you enjoy my card.

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
White Cardstock
Various Colored Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Darice Floral Vines Embossing Folder, 1218115 (got mine at ConsumerCrafts)


The Butterfly Wreath
First thing I did was cut out out the wreath die in green, thinking that I would attached the flowers from the Floral Confetti and the green would be the stems and leaves. Well, let me tell you, I ended up with a huge amount of flowers; in fact, you will be seeing a card I made with the leftovers very soon.

Once I had my flowers and wreath cut I worked on my craft mat so that any glue leaking wouldn't be an issue, since I knew I'd be gluing things in places they technically didn't belong.  It took me days to get the placement of the flowers where I wanted them (please don't take me literally - I typically work on a few projects at once, so when I say days I really mean some time each day, for a few days.  Clear as mud?) but I finally did, cleverly covering all the butterflies, and I even snuck a heart into the design. 

Placing the flowers
Setting the wreath aside to dry fully overnight, I wasn't sure what else I was going to do to the card.  I could of left the card alone after I placed the wreath on it,  but I felt a bit more was needed. Using white card I embossed a piece that was about 5 1/4" x 4" using the Floral Vines Embossing folder.  Liking what I saw, I still felt there was one thing missing.  I had the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set on my desk (ok, truthfully, I KNEW it was on my desk but it took me a few minutes a while to find it.  Once I did, I used the die to cut out "hello" in lavender cardstock.  This card is so bright and cheerful in real life, I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Another Look
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Fondly, Christi

7 comments:

  1. Love the vibrant colored flowers!

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  2. Fabulous idea Christi and beautiful design! Thanks for inspiration!

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  3. What a sweet floral wreath! You'll have plenty of flowers to play with for many cards to come. I love having extra's!

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  4. Loving your colorful wreath of happy flowers.

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  5. Beautiful colorful wreath of Spring flowers ! love this design !

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  6. Lovely card, Christi. The embossed background look great with the flower die cuts.

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  7. Lovely card Christi and as always a super clear tutorial. XOXO

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