Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Bold Blossom Thanks

Today I have the third card from the June Make and Take. This card was inspired by a card created by Lisa Young. Here is the card that we made.

Stamps: Bold Blossom, Elements of Style
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Glimmer Brad, 5/8” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. A 2” x 4 ¼” piece of Marina Mist cardstock was stamped with the flourish from Elements of Style in Marina Mist ink. This is just to add a subtle pattern to the cardstock. I love the look of using tone-on-tone to create a subtle background. The Marina Mist cardstock was adhered to the card front.

The stem from Bold Blossom was stamped in Old Olive ink. A piece of Real Red cardstock cut at 1” x 4 ¼” was adhered over the seam of the Marina Mist and Whisper White. The reason I stamped first before adding the Real Red cardstock is because I wanted the bottom of the stem to be hidden behind the cardstock, otherwise there would be a gap between the start of the stem and the edge of the cardstock.

The greeting was stamped in Basic Black ink to the left of the stem. The butterfly was stamped in Marina Mist ink by inking the stamp, stamping on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamping onto the card front. This is called Stamping Off and it produces a lighter image in the color of ink you used.

Using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch I punched out the largest one from Real Red cardstock, the middle one from Daffodil Delight cardstock, and the smallest flower from Whisper White cardstock. The flowers were all adhered together with Two-Way Glue Pen and then I used the Paper Piercer and the Mat Pack to pierce a hole in the middle of the flower to add a Glimmer Brad. The flower was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then to finish it off a piece of 5/8” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the card front and tied into a knot.

Thanks so much Lisa for the fabulous inspiration! You can see Lisa Young’s card HERE and her blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!