So I wanted to make a card with a cute bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day. I sat and thought long and hard and finally came up with an idea. Off to work I went. I have to tell you I was surprised at how easy it all seemed to come together. Want to see it? Here it is:
So what do you think? I wanted to stick with a heart theme so I used my full heart punch and my small heart punch to do all the hearts for this. My base card is made with Elegant Eggplant card stock. The only layer I added to this one is a Whisper White layer edged with Elegant Eggplant ink. Do not attach this to your base card until you have attached the vase to it. To make the plant flourish, I turned to my Wedding Sweet stamp set. I used the large stamp from it and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up. I stamped it in Wild Wasabi ink. Then it was time to add the vase.
I used the full heart punch and my glimmer red card stock to make this. I punched out the heart and adhered it to the card stock where I wanted it. I then turned the white over and trimmed off the piece of the heart hanging over the edge. I knew I would use the small heart punch and the glimmer red card stock to make some of the heart flowers, but I wanted more colors than just red. I turned once again to the glimmer silver card stock and set out to make other colors.
I took one square of the glimmer silver about 2" x 2" and added Melon Mambo ink to it using my sponge. Remember, the more you add the darker the color. I have found that I use the darker colors of ink for this so it will show up. I also used another square same size of the silver and added Elegant Eggplant ink to it with a sponge. Once they were colored with the ink, I took my small heart punch and punched several of each color: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Glimmer Red. Once they were punched, I simply placed them on the flourish until I was happy with the look, then added adhesive and stuck them down. Easy as pie to make and beautiful to look at.
I wonder what I will make for tomorrow. I guess I will find out as my day goes along. I do promise to have something ready to share with you. Thanks for dropping in today. I will see you tomorrow.