Hey there friends! Today I’ve got a trio of modern floral cards to share, and if you like designs that have a lot of dimension, I think you’ll be into these!
Every once in a while I sit down and flip through all of my stamps and dies, basically “shopping” my own stash for supplies I haven’t used as much as I want to. In one of these little sessions recently, I pulled out the Florally Fun dies from The Stamp Market, as well as the Simply Stripes stamp set and Flowery cover die.
Next it was time for color selection, and I picked the following dye inks:
- Cotton Candy (TSM)
- Fuschia (TSM)
- Tropic Teal (TSM)
- Island (TSM)
- Grassy Knoll (PFS)
- Greenery (TSM)
With my supplies ready to go, I sat down and started to stamp some striped backgrounds. All of the stripes in the Simply Stripes stamp set are longer than my stamping platform allows, but I was still able to create backgrounds for my A2 card bases by just letting the stamp hang over the edge of the platform. (You could totally just cut the stamps to fit if you want to, but I decided not to in case I ever splurge on a bigger stamping tool! I chose the thickest stripe in the bunch and stamped each color on my panels until they were completely covered.
For the sentiments on all three cards, I used the Lovely Little Notes stamp set, heat embossing them in silver for a bit of shine. For the cards with striped backgrounds, I used the Lovely Labels die set to cut the spaces where the sentiments would go – one popped forward with foam tape, and the other cut directly out of the striped panel so that I could turn it into a shaker window after filling it with crystal confetti.
Next, it was time for some floral die cutting. I used the Flowery cover die to create the white background that you see on the third card, then used the Florally Fun dies to make several blooms. I paired white petals with some with colored cardstock that matched my ink selections, adhered them together, then arranged them on my cards around the sentiments. Finally, I finished each card with a few little enamel dots in the flower centers.
And there you have i! I’d love to hear – do you prefer intricate, delicate floral designs, or more simple, minimalist ones? As always, I hope these cards have inspired you to do something creative today, and thank you so much for stopping by!