Hi again, Crafty Friends!!
I think it's pretty clear that February is the month of Love. And I'm back again with Fleurette Bloom Stamps... whom has just asked me to be a part of their Design Team!!! Eeeeeek!! How cool is that??!!
I don't know about you but hearing great news like that always make me feel loved! And I've been in a very lovey-dovey type of mood lately... lots of warm fuzzies!
And what says love better than red roses...I think roses are very romantic, by the way!
So, I made this simple, elegant, and "tres romantique" card using...
Other Supplies Used
Clean Color Real Brush 60ct (Kuretake/ Zig)
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Hello Darlin Stack (DCWV Inc.)
Chalk Cardstock (DCWV Inc.)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Stitched Circle Dies (Pink and Main)
Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies (Pink and Main)
Whimsy Embossing Folders (We R Memory Keepers)
Moxie Font Dies (Quickutz/ Lifestyle Crafts)
Fishtail Flag STAX (My Favorite Things)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
I started by stamping my image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, a total of three times.
Next, I colored them using Kuretake's Clean Color Real Brush Pens and I added highlights using a white gel pen.
I cut out two of the images by hand, and the third I die cut using a stitched circle die. Then embossed the die cut with an embossing folder.
I added foam adhesive to the back of the flowers and layered them onto each other for more dimension and removed one of the flowers for the very top layer.
I used this light green paper from the Hello Darlin Stack by DCWV and created a A7 (5"x 7" folded) sized card base.
Then die cut printed text paper from the same stack using a stitched rectangle die. You can hardly see it but the print has lots of inspirational sayings and phrases.
I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach my rectangle to the front of my card base.
I used the same circle die from earlier and traced around the outside diameter of the die as a template. Then hand cut out the traced shape and layered it under my paper pieced roses.
I added foam tape under the circle for more dimension then adhered it to my card front.
I die cut a pennant and the letters XOXO and adhered the little flag to the card, slightly tucking it behind the circle.
Lastly, I added a heart shaped cabochon using a clear quick dry adhesive.
You can really see all the added dimension with all the different layers (above picture).
I really hope you enjoyed my project for today and that it filled you with
a bit of love, a little romance, or even some heartfelt inspiration.