Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pretty Perennials Card #2

Here's another card layout idea to share using the Pretty Perennials stamp set that is available until June 30th. I was inspired by the Creativity Cave and also Tristan Dawes layouts.

I had forgotten how easy it is to heat emboss on the vellum cardstock with the white embossing powder after you stamp the vellum with Versamark ink. It is easy-peasy! What I love about this card layout is the fact that you can wrap the vellum around the top paper layer, so you don't have to worry about any glue dots or other adhesive showing. I love the transparent look of vellum over those flowers. There's something just so cool about it!

 I made my card brighter using Mango Melody and Basic White cardstocks. I used the new Blending Brushes to create the "cloudy" background in Balmy Blue ink. Those Blending Brushes work so well. HOT TIP:  just go in a circular motion on the ink pad, but don't press too hard, and then go in the reverse circular direction on the cardstock. (Think Wax On! Wax Off! from the Karate Kid movies of long ago!) Go easy on the ink at first until you get the hang of how the brush feels in your hand. It's going to feel pretty good to you I think. It feels very solid in my hands. I love them! HINT: When you are all done, just rinse your blending brush under the faucet (no soap) and let it dry thoroughly before using it again.

 The flowers and leaves were done in Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green inks. I love how easy it is to just let the stamps run off the edge of your cardstock. By doing this you can combine more images on the front of your card. The final touch was the Tuxedo Black Memento ink flower centers.

Then stamp your "happy" on Vellum cardstock with Versamark ink. Carefully sprinkle white embossing powder on and tap off the excess. Use your heat tool to make the embossing magic happen. Then assemble your layers as shown in the photo below.

Paper Dimensions:
Mango Melody card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Inner Card Basic White Layer - 4" x 5-1/4"
Basic White layer - 3-3/4" x 5"
Stamped on Basic White layer - 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
Vellum Cardstock - 1-1/2" x 5-3/4"

Don't forget to add a little flower to the card interior. It's a little surprise when you open it!

It would be really cute to stamp a few flowers on the lower left corner of your envelope too!

Pretty Perennials Bundle is available in my online store.
The hyperlinked items will also take you to my online store.

I hope you love this card as much as I loved making it to share with you. 
I'd love to read your comments and thoughts.

Until next time, happy stamping!

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