Hello crafty friends!
Today I'm sharing a card that an old friend of mine asked me to make for her work colleague who is retiring. The design is cased from the very talented Connie Stewart from SimplySimpleStamping.com. Her You Tube Tutorial for this card is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGuJ575NbY.
I've adjusted the measurements so that my finished card measures 4 1/2" x 7". I like to make cards a little larger for special occassions as I feel it's more appropriate. I used Connie's tip and used scrap paper to work out my template and I'll include them below.
This card features the Hand-Penned 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper and the co-ordinating Penned Flowers Dies. The flowers were die cut from Basic White cardstock and coloured using a combination of Light Calypso Coral and Light Papaya Stampin' Blends. Love the end result which shows a subtle mix of both colours. Stampin' Up! don't have a Blushing Bride Combo in the Blends unfortunately, so I went and mixed other colours to get a result I was happy with.
The background behind the die cuts was created with the Checks from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders using Misty Moonlight cardstock. A small scalloped edge was die cut in Daffodil Delight. Three Pearl Basic Jewells were added to each of the flowers and as a final touch I added Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems. My sentiment comes from the Many Happenings Stamp Set.