Today’s card is another I created with Close To My Heart’s *NEW* Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies. I truly love this set and have used it SO many times already.
It has beautiful images and useful sentiments–a winning combination!
I am in love with this ribbon from the Adventure Ribbon Pack. Do you see that beautiful gold shimmer to it? So pretty!
This card has several layers and techniques to it. First, the “thanks” sentiment–I used two of our Basic Circles Thin Cuts to create the frame. I cut a separate circle to layer beneath the frame. This is where I chose to stamp the sentiment which could then become the focal point of the card. Super simple yet a little different to do rather than just cutting one circle and stamping on it.
To give the focal point a little more pizzazz, I stamped and cut out 3 flowers (1 large and 2 small.) I colored the flowers with our *NEW* Bashful Shimmer Brush. Stunning color and shimmer–a MUST HAVE! And used a Waterbrush with the Willow ink pad (squeeze a closed ink pad in the center to get a little of the ink in the lid; when you open it up, use your Waterbrush to grab a bit of ink from the lid and color in your leaf images.) I finished the flowers off by adding our coordinating Bashful Pearls to the center of each. To add a little dimension and visual appeal, I used both 3-D Foam and Thin 3-D Foam Tape to adhere the flowers.
If you’d like to get any of the supplies I used on this card, here is a complete listing of what I used:
- X7227B Make Waves Paper Pack
- X7227D – Make Waves Coordinating Cardstock
- 1385 – White Daisy Cardstock
- Z3400 – Bashful Shimmer Brush
- Z3369 – Bashful Pearls
- Z3362 – Adventure Ribbon Pack
- Z3318 – Basic Circles Thin Cuts
- Z3225 – Medium Round Waterbrush
- Z1151 – 3-D Foam Tape
- Z2060 – Thin 3-D Foam Tape