This was a really complicated card to photograph. If you look through all the photos, you will see why.
Being a fussy cutting maven, I felt moved to give this card a try. It was a fair amount of work, especially the figuring out of sizes and placement. But I think the final result is worth all the stress.
I knew I wanted a fussy cut flower edge, but wasn't sure how to proceed.
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5". I stamped the outlined flowers (from the Color & Contour set, page 97) in black ink towards the bottom of the long side of the piece. I then stamped the color -- Balmy Blue -- and used the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend to give the centers a pretty yellow.
Next step was to fussy cut the lower portions of the flowers. These flowers are really simple to cut.
Since I'd used Daffodil Delight for the flower centers, I thought a card base in Daffodil Delight cardstock would be just the ticket. However, I wanted the flowers to hang sort of loose, not attached to the yellow. so I trimmed off 1" from the front of the card base.
Since I didn't have any ribbon in Balmy Blue, I used my Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend to color some white ribbon. After the ribbon had dried I added it above the flowers, taping the ends on the back.
I knew I wanted to use the beautiful "thanks" from the Amazing Thanks dies (page 169) and cut the large portion from Balmy Blue cardstock and the more detailed piece from Daffodil Delight. I adhered these pieces togehter and mounted the word above the strip of ribbon.
Once I knew how much space the "thanks" was taking up, I was able to add the second piece of colored ribbon above it, taping the ends to the back of the white cardstock.
I cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock to 3" x 4" and adhered the completed white piece to it.
The final step was to attach the blue piece to the card base, leaving an even margin at the top and the sides and keeping the lower edge even with the cut-off Daffodil Delight .
Voila! All my fanagling resulted in a successful Flowery Edged card.
Your card is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Ah, thank you so much!Delete
That is such a cute and cheery card!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Joanne!Delete
Hi Linda, thank you for sharing your handmade cards with us on Wonderful Wednesday, I sure enjoy your talent, the colors caught my eye, I love the layers. I hope you will be revisiting again soon to continue sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Karren!Delete
I love the idea of fussy cutting the flowers on a card.ReplyDelete
Isn't it a neat effect? Give it a try! So satisfying.Delete
Ooo I love that daisy edge, so so pretty and makes the card just that bit different. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Handmade Monday to share it.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Julie, for you sweet words!Delete