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Sweet and simple card

Hello all my crafty friends, I’m finally back in the swing of things. If you are my close friends and family you are probably going to nod your head in agreement that my life has been a bit topsy-turvy since my mom passed away. After the loss of someone very close to you, you go through a lot of stages. Stages in life that you never thought you would ever see. I finally now have gone through most of the stages of grieving and I’m ready for my arts and crafts, ESPECIALLY Card making to be the joy of my life again.

LETS GET STARTED!!!

You will need:

  • 2 pieces of card stock measuring 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
  • One square die measuring 4” x 5 1/4”
  • One square die measuring 2 1/4” x 3 1/2”
  • A die cut machine
  • A rubber mat
  • Scissors
  • Dry embossing folder
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Low tack tape to keep dies in place
  • Blank ink pad
  • Acrylic block or stamp positioner
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Flower stamp
  • Markers
  • Glue runner
  • A2 size card base

The first step was to take my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock to my diecutting machine. I die cut the smaller of the two dies in the middle of the card stock (Keep the small square left over to stamp the sentiment on) I then used the larger of the two dies to die cut around the edge of the card stock.

placing my card stock in an embossing folder and sandwiching it between my Big Shot plates along with a rubber embossing mat, I achieved the look below.

Next I added double sided foam tape to the back of my embossed card stock.

I got to use my new favorite stamp set, the Miss you Missy stamp set by SSS.

Simon Says Stamp – Miss you Missy

Using my Gina K. amalgam Jet Black ink; I stamped the “It’s been too long” sentiment onto the square I die cut out of the card stock I embossed.

I chose this sentiment in honor of my Mom and because it’s been a while since I made a card :/

I then put my sentiment to the side and brought out my flower stamp set by one of my favorite companies called Honey Bee stamps.

Honey Bee Stamps – Spring Blossoms

On a scrap piece of white card stock I then stamped the smallest flower, a flower bud and several small leaves with black ink.

Using my Copic markers, I then colored in the flowers and leaves as pictured below.

Using RV29 I colored in the parts of the flower that would be shaded
I then used my next lightest shade RV25 and slightly overlapped the darkest shade
Using the lightest shade RV21 I filled in the rest of the flower
Using Y04 I colored in the middle of the flower
Using the same method with the markers pictured above ( G03,G05,G09 ), I colored in the leaves
I then fussy cut the flowers and leaves out with my Tim Holtz tin snips, leaving a small white border around each.
It took me a while to figure out where I wanted the flowers placed. I finally settled on the bottom right corner of the card

Once I figured out where I wanted the flowers, I placed the sentiment die cut onto the second 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” piece of white card stock using plus glue tape runner.

Next I peeled the foam tape backing off of the embossed card stock and placed it over top of the sentiment and added foam tape to the back of the flowers. The leaves were placed directly on the embossed card stock using glue tape runner.

I then assembled the pieces onto a A2 size card base using glue runner.

Here is the final result. I hope you enjoyed this blog tutorial just as much as I’ve enjoyed making it for you.

Please note I do not work for or have affiliation with any of the companies I mentioned. I just find their products amazing and know you will too.

Happy Crafting my friends!

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