I hope you are all doing well on this sunny day – well at least it is sunny here in the UK. And of course sunny means flowers! I have a floral birthday card for you today, using a set I bought recently from Simon Says Stamp – it’s called Even More Spring Flowers.
SSS have a number of these stamp sets now which feature the stitched line detail, and I always love the contemporary look of them. I have a Christmas set, but you know, I would like one for every season if I could!
So, today I am playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge which is all about stencils. I started off by applying Black Soot Distress Ink through my stencil onto some dark grey cardstock and then I trimmed the panel down a little bit, so that it would leave a little white border from the base card showing around the edge.
Next I stamped a whole load of florals onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and coloured them with my Zigs. As I don’t usually buy the dies, I then had to fussy but them out. All I can say is that it is a good job those leaves get tucked behind the flowers as it wasn’t possible to fussy cut them without cutting them apart!
I played around with the arrangement and when I was happy with it, I took a photo so that I could replicate it. The leaves were all adhered with wet adhesive and the florals were either adhered with wet glue or foam tape – so there is some dimension to the card. I really love the added detail of the stencil behind the flowers – it gives the card so much more interest.
Lastly, I stamped the greeting onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and mounted it with a double layer of foam tape onto the top of the flowers. I added a spattering of sequins for bling, as usual!
Thank you as always for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with a card and video for you featuring one of the products from the new Simon Says Stamp Release.
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