My friend Wendy recently posted a book binding card that was so pretty, I had to search online and learn how to make one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration Wendy!
I won a Hero Arts stamp set years ago from Simon Says Stamp that has been my favorite flower stamp set ever since. I stamped all the flowers on white with SU! Coastal Cabana ink (I think that color may now be retired) and added color with 2 matching Copic markers. Each was fussy cut and I used a (r) SU! mini circle punch to cut the centers from matching dsp on the side panel, pressing the centers with an eraser tip of a pencil on a rubber mat to curl them around the outside edge. The leaves were also from the same stamp set; stamped with black ink and fussy cut, then all flowers and leaves were curled with a bone folder and popped up on little bits of foam. I stenciled the sky with some Tumbled Glass distress ink and some T.E. cloud stencils before matting the panels with black. The ribbon was a generous gift from a dear friend years ago that perfectly matched these colors. I tried tying it into a knot, but it's too thick and would not go through the mail easily, so I just cut a strip and adhered it with double sticky tape to keep things flatter. The sentiment is pre-printed from SSS and also matted with black. These colors just make me happy and I am now down to 2 precious sheets of this colored cardstock that I've been hoarding before it's gone! 😄
I'll enter this into the following challenges:
the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Flowers
The Flower Challenge #81 - use your favorite flower
The Triple B June Challenge - use 1,2, or 3 of either Birds, Blooms, or Butterflies
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