Hello lovely! Erica here with a bright, cheery card celebrating the arrival of summer.
As a flower lover and florist, I ADORE flower stamps of all kinds and the You’re So Ranunculus is just dreamy. It has a matching creative cut but if you know you want both the stamp and the coordinating die, you might as well grab the bundle. Just saying 🙂
For this card I wanted to try something different and not my usual A2 sized ones. I cut a piece of water colour card stock, Strathmore Bristol Vellum as always, in an 8″x4″ shape. The idea was to stamp the flowers along the bottom, much like a flower bed and then colour them with my Gansai Tambi 36 pack. I decided to heat emboss the flowers so I started out by sprinkling the card stock with my anti-static tool and then placed the stamp in my MISTI (because I’m utterly incapable of stamping anything without it since I got it a couple of years ago) The stamping and heat embossing I did in batches to make sure nothing overlapped as I didn’t bother with a mask for this card. Next time I think I will though, that means I can get all the stamping done and dusted in one go.
Once all the heat embossing was done I got the water colours out and got to work. I used mostly yellow for the flowers as I intend to send this card to a friend of mine and she loves yellow. I also blended in a little bit of orange to create a peach colour for some of the blooms and then finished off with a few pinkish ones. All the stems and leaves were coloured in with greens and then I added a fainter shade of the same green around the stems to fill in the gaps a little. I still thought it needed a little something else after that so I shaded the stems with a little more green and then added some little drops all around the flowers. This is one of my favourite ways of adding some interest to a panel without adding embellishments.
You’re So Ranunculus | Clear Stamp Set
You’re So Ranunculus | Coordinating Die Set
Mini MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 COLOR SET
To finish off the card I used the word dies that comes with the coordinating die, ‘hello’ and ‘lovely’, which are lovely and flowy.
I cut them out in gold glitter card stock and added to the top of the panel at an angle. For the card base I used a Lawn Fawn card stock called Sunflower, it’s bright yellow and I thought it perfect to frame the card as I cut it just 1/4″ bigger than the panel itself. I adhered the panel to the card base using my beloved foam tape to raise it up a little bit, which is another favourite crafting trick of mine.
Here is the full card and that’s it from me for today.
Happy crafting and shopping from Erica
Thank you, Kristy!
Its Beautiful !
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it.