Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Floral Wreath Birthday

Hello everyone! This card was made for a friend and former co-worker. 

The card front was created first by scoring 3 lines at the top and bottom of the panel on ivory card stock. Next, the wreath die was used to cut out 2 twig wreaths in Kraft card stock and then colored with Vintage Photo ink and adhered together.  Several flowers were die cut in white card stock and then colored with Spiced Marmalade using mini applicators.  The center of the flowers was colored with Vintage Photo ink. After coloring, Wink of Stella was applied to each flower. The leaf branches were die cut in Fresh Asparagus card stock.

After all the elements were die cut, it was time to assemble the wreath. With dimensionals, the wreath was adhered to the front panel. Next, the flowers were randomly attached with glue dots. Finally the leaves were inserted behind the flowers and attached with adhesive.

The card base was created in ivory card stock and layered with Sweet Mango. The completed card front was adhered to the base card with dimensionals. As a final step, the greeting was computer generated and then die cut with the smallest die from the Nesting Postage Stamps set.  This completed my project.

Here are the products used in this project:

Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury Ivory, Sweet Mango, Kraft, Fresh Asparagus, White.
Dies  -  IO Twig Wreath, IO Spring Wreath, Poppy Stamps Lorelei Leaf, Hero Arts Nesting Postage                 Stamp
Inks  -  Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
Other  -  scoring tool, adhesive, dimensionals, mini applicators, glue dots.

I love how simple yet so very appealing this card turned out.  I hope it inspired you to create.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon with another wreath card. 
Until then, make it a great day!