I love making cards that are special to the individual – that really is what keeps me crafting, the personalization that making your own cards affords you!
You may notice a little something strange about this bouquet – the stems of the flowers are tool handles. Yes, that was done on purpose! I was making this card for a couple where the wife loves the garden and the hubby is a handyman.
The starting point for this project was the Stamping 411 sketch this week.
Starting with a Naturals Ivory card base, I layered it with Chocolate Chip cardstock on which I stamped the Woodgrain background in Basic Black ink.
Next, I cut a Top Note out with my Sizzix in Soft Suede and ran it through with the Lattice embossing folder (coming soon in the Summer Mini!). I then cut off part of it and added the small square piece as per the sketch. On it, I used various flowers from the Three for You and Boho Blossoms punches, added a few Vintage brads and sponged all the flowers with Soft Suede ink.
For the stems, I stamped three images from Totally Tool and coloured them in. I then mounted them inbehind the flowers with dimensionals and added a knot of Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon for good measure. I also added some Old Olive leaves cut out with the Little Leaves sizzlet.
For the bottom of the card, I layered a piece of Ruby Red cardstock (sponged with Soft Suede) and a strip of 5/8″ Real Red grosgrain.
I then added a Chat Room rub on and did some paper piercing. I also added a 1/2″ circle of Chocolate Chip cardstock and a jumbo brad.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t be afraid to mix and match your stamp sets!