Bright and Cheery Springtime Card

Today I wanted to share a more elaborate springtime card made with the newest Stamps by Chloe products coming to HSN during their next 24-hour Craft Event on March 7th.  Inspired by Chloe herself, this is the largest card I think I’ve ever made…coming in at a whopping 7″ x 7″ (which is still small compared to a lot of cards by UK crafters, lol!).

Start by trimming a panel of white cardstock to 5.5″ x 5.5″.  Blend Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks over the entire panel with a foam blending tool.

Once completely dry, stamp the “Layered Flower” image onto the panel with Versamark ink, add clear glitter embossing powder, and melt it with your heat tool.

To bring out some of the details in the stamped image but maintain the ethereal feel, I used a detail waterbrush to “paint” over the flowers, leaves, and border elements with clean water.  This causes the ink to “oxidize” and yields a whitish chalky appearance.

Trim out the center of the panel with scissors or a craft knife, leaving about a quarter-inch border between the edge and the stamped image.

Next, trim out three panels of white cardstock to 5.625″ x 5.625″, 7″ x 7″, and 7″ x 7.5″.  Score the largest panel at 0.5″ on its longest side.

Using the same three inks as before, stamp images from the “Blossoming Foliage” set over the 7″ x 7″ panel randomly.  Lightly ink the edges of the piece with purple ink.

Stamp a sentiment from the “Beaded Flower Border” stamp set onto the center of the 5.625″ x 5.625″ white panel in matching blue ink and then ink the edges heavily with purple ink.

Using foam adhesice, pop the smallest inked and stamped panel up on top of the sentiment panel, then pop the whole piece up on top of the large stamped panel.  Place strong double-sided tape on the half-inch folded portion of the 7″ x 7.5″ panel and press the card front on top to form a 7″ x 7″ folded card.

To embellish the piece more, die-cut several sizes of flowers with the “Layered Flower” die set using white cardstock (these dies “cut in” to the paper, so you will need to snip the flowers out…but it’s super easy to do so!).  Ink the centers and petals of each flower well with matching inks using sponge daubers.

Once dry, curl the petals of each flower between your fingers to add dimension.  Adhere smaller layers on top of the larger layers and glue a clear rhinestone in the center of each using liquid glue.

Add the dimensional flowers and an organza bow to the corners of the card with liquid glue.  Mail this extra-large and delicate piece to a loved one in a small box rather than a envelope.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery extra-large card project and thanks so much for stopping by today!

2 Comment

  1. Judith Valerio says: Reply

    Great card, clear tutorial, really brilliant!

    1. Annie Wills says: Reply

      Thank you so much Judith!

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