Sometimes I’m all about doing tons of layered die cutting on my cards, and other times, all I want to do is stamp. The latter was most certainly my mood when I sat down to create this card.
Last week was the Reverse Confetti July release, and one of the new stamp and die combos is called Sunny Flower. As you guys probably know by this point, I love solid stamps (no coloring!) and couldn’t wait to play with the Sunny Flower stamp set more.
For this card, I went with a palette of purples and a honeydew-like green. Without a clear vision for exactly what I wanted the design to be when I started, I decided to just start stamping flowers on a white A2 panel, starting with the solid fill layer, then adding the leaves, outline, and bursts in the center. When stamping my own prints in this way, I tend to work slowly for a couple of reasons:
- It allows the ink to dry, which means each layer stamped on top remains more crisp and distinct. (Wet inks would mix more, so the images dry less-crisp.)
- It allows me to think about placement. The print might look random and I wish I could say it was, but I did give some thought to the spacing of the elements to ensure none of the flowers ended up right in the middle of the card panel.
After trimming the stamped panel down to 3.5 x 4.75″, I embossed the words “friend, you are the best’ which also come from the Sunny Flower stamp set. I love the look of white embossing on vellum, but when it comes to photography, it can be a little tough to see. Because of this, I positioned the sentiment strip in a way that ensured there was a flower behind it, helping to create contrast.
To finish the card, I added two stripes along the bottom, and a few clear sequins for a bit of sparkle. Clean, simple, and the more I look at it, the more I really love the design of these flowers! As I mentioned earlier, the stamp set also comes with coordinating dies, and has several options for flower centers that I didn’t end up using here. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out the full new release from Reverse Confetti here.
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