Today I wanted to share I card I made using a couple of items from the Occasions Mini catalog. Remember, this catalog is only around until April 30th do make sure you get your orders in before then. Anyway, I used items that I thought would make a very elegant card to send to someone for their birthday or just to say hi. So how about I stop rambling and let''s get started on the card.
I started this one with a base card of Lucky Limeade cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2". I then turned to my Shimmer White card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and ran it through my big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper impression folder. I used runner adhesive to attach this to the Limeade base card. I added rhinestones to the center of the flowers on the white background after I attached the blossoms and the greeting.
For the greeting I turned to 2 stamp sets. The first is called Four Frames. I used this one to stamp the pretty frame that you see in Lucky Limeade ink on Whisper White card stock. I then turned to the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and stamped the "just for you" sentiment in Limeade ink. I then used the Decorative Label punch to punch out the greeting. I took a piece of scrap Limeade card stock and punched out 2 more Decorative Labels to make the frame to go around the greeting. Once this was put together, I set it aside as it needed to be attached after the flowers were. I adhered it using dimensionals. Then it was time to work on the flowers.
This is where the Occasions Mini catalog comes in to play. I used the stamp set called Mixed Bunch to get the beautiful filigree design you see on my flowers. I stamped this flower 3 times total. Do only one at a time though. I stamped the flower using VersaMark ink onto Whisper White card stock. I then used my Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise embossing powders to heat emboss them. That is why you can only do one at a time. Once a flower is stamped, sprinkle the powder over the flower, shaking off the excess. Then use the heat tool to heat emboss it. When these 3 were finished, I used the coordinating punch from the Occasions Mini catalog called Blossom and punched each flower out. Using the solid end of my paper piercer, I curled the petals of the flowers under just a little. I then took scrap pieces of Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise card stock and punched out a blossom using the Blossom punch. I then adhered the solid color to the embossed flower off setting the petals. I adhered these with glue dots. I wanted a little bling on the flowers so I added rhinestones to the center of each flower. I had one to match the turquoise and melon colors but not the tangerine. I turned to my alcohol inks and colored one to match the tangerine. I then attached the flowers using dimensionals. Once they were on, I could adhere the greeting and add rhinestones to the center of the flowers on the white embossed background.
Now that may seem like a lot of steps but it is really not a difficult card to make. Give it a try and send me a picture of yours. I would love to see what you come up with. I shall return tomorrow to finish the week off with another creations. Have a wonderful rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by!