One of my favorite cards (ever).


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Now, on to today’s post…

Originally posted as part of a blog-hop in 2012, this card remains one I think about and long to do again. It was so much fun, and I wanted to share it here again. I’m following doctor’s orders and resting here of course, just bringing back a few favorite posts from the past…

Here are links to the supplies I used:

Steps to create:

1. Cover the front of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card with the text side of one of the pages from a Heidi Swapp memory file fotostack album. Stamp (with gold paint) the postmark stamp 2-3x across the card front.

2. Stamp the newspaper background stamp with clear embossing ink + powder and heat set.

3. Take a piece of book paper, stamp several daisies on it and color them. Then cut the flowers out.

4. On the card front, use a flower stencil, foam tool, and distress ink to stencil flowers onto the card background. You can see how the embossing really shows up! Adds a fun texture and detail to the card I think.

Note: I cut a hole in a piece of cardstock just barely smaller than my stencil and mounted it onto that with washi tape. That is what you see around my stencil in the photo below. This makes it much easier to color the flowers and not have ink go over the edge – and I can always remove it if I ever want to.

5. Add brown ink around the edge of your card, then wipe away any excess ink and prepare to assemble!

6. Make a flower pot from a starbucks coffee holder (or just a piece of cardstock would be fine!) and edge with brown ink, then stamp with sentiment stamp. Wrap and tie off some twine around the base.

7. Assemble the card by attaching the flowers with foam adhesive (just under the flower part), and the “pot” as well. I added a few extra stamped leaves to fill the pot a bit more.

I hope you like my project this week! I had a lot of fun with this one – and I love how it all came together. That flower stencil is one of my most favorite recent purchases for sure!!

8 thoughts on “One of my favorite cards (ever).”

  1. Oh my gosh May, I love what you did here. So much talent in those 10 fingers of yours. I’m going to give this a try.

  2. oh wow—that is gorgeous! I can see why it is one of your would be mine too!

  3. I missed it the first time, so I’m glad for the re-run! Great idea to stamp on a book page – I’m going to have to try that soon. Hope you feel better soon, May.

  4. Oh I like this one also-great inspiration for a Christmas card I’m thinking.How come you have to wait so long for surgery?

  5. I have been saving Starbucks jackets ever since you posted this card originally. So glad you posted it again…now I won’t have to hunt for it! I love this card,too.

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