Hello again! Thanks for popping in and looking around! Well, remember last time when I said I wasn't happy with my card that I had created for the last Colour INKspiration Challenge. Well, I decided to have another try.
This time it's a much simpler design and yes, I am happier with the outcome. I can see a lot more of this design in my future due to the simplicity and quickness of putting it all together.
Same colours but no metallics this time. I personally keep cards of this theme understated and simple. I did add a bow but because it was a colour already used, the ribbon blends in rather than making a statement.
To start with, I used a Just Jade card from the Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Card and Envelope Pack. I love these cards. The white feature on the card front can be used to frame a smaller arrangement or it can be covered if you want to create something larger. They also co-ordinate with the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack.
The trickiest part of this card was creating the sentiment banner. For this I firstly stamped 'Sending You Love and Hugs' from the Framed for You stamp set on Melon Mambo card stock. My piece of card stock is roughly 2 3/4" x 3/4" and I stamped towards the right hand side. The black 'lace' underneath was created using the Pick A Label punch, trimming each end then lining them up and gluing them to the strip of Melon Mambo. If you make them wider that the Melon Mambo strip to begin with, it's quite easy to trim the ends off once dry.
Everything else is pretty straight forward. I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4" x 3" and randomly stamped the large floral image from Fancy Phrases in Memento Black Tuxedo ink. I wrapped a piece of Just Jade ribbon around this piece and tied a bow on the left hand side. I glued this down on my Just Jade card centering it within the white frame printed on the card. All that's left is to glue down the sentiment banner. I used the foam strips for this but you could just as easily use dimensionals.
That's it! I didn't time myself but I'm fairly sure I had it all put together within 1/2 an hour. This would be an easy card to mass produce once you had all your pieces organised and the sentiment banner glued together.
This card will be sent to a new friend who is going through a bit of a tough time right now.
- Fancy Phrases Stamp Set
- Framed for You Stamp Set (you could easily use one of the sentiments for the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set)
- Flowers For All Seasons Memories and More Cards and Envelopes
- Whisper White card stock
- Melon Mambo card stock
- Basic Black card stock
- Just Jade ribbon
- Memento Black Tuxedo ink
- Pick a Punch Label punch
All product are available for purchase here in my Online Store.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you will join me again sometime. Please leave a comment in the section below with your thoughts on this card and if you have any questions, please also leave them in the comments below and I will happily answer them.