Hello! It is finally May! The flowers are starting to bloom so I thought I would do a non-rainbow encouragement card. I also decided to go “old school”. No Misti, no fancy techniques, just old fashioned card making the way I did it 10 to 20 years ago.
I used Simon Says Stamp “Thankful Flowers” stamp set. It has a wonderful variety of florals, scripts and sentiments. You could make amazing cards just using the sentiments from this set!
To start, I stamped the cluster of florals on Cornflower Blue card stock using Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink. I grabbed my Luminance colored pencils. Normally, when coloring on colored card stock, I use a white colored pencil. This time, I used a Dove Gray (Sterling Gray 002). It wasn’t as bright so the colors show a little deeper and richer.
For the florals, I used Sepia 407, 50% Sepia 906 (flower centers). For the petals, Perylene Brown 585, Cornelian 850, Orange 030, Golden Bismuth 820 and Bismuth Yellow, 810.
For the leaves, I used Olive Yellow 015, Grass Green 220, Moss Green 225 and Dark English Green 729. To outline the bunch, I used Prussian Blue 159 and Middle Cobalt Blue 660. I also used Prussian Blue 159 to color the stripes. To create the stripes, I drew lines every half inch and colored in every other one.
For my sentiment, I stamped the phrase on some vellum with Versamark ink. I embossed it with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder. I attached it to my card panel using my Xyron sticker maker.
I trimmed down my card panel and mounted it to some scrap gold paper left over from Christmas. I attached that panel to some Tonic Navy Blue shimmer paper. I attached all of that to a top folding card base.
Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set using Black Jack Ink from Catherine Pooler and Rockin Red for the heart.
To finish the card, I dug through Catherine Pooler’s Kitchen Sink sequins and used the matte gold sequins from that set. I attached with glossy accents and called it a day. Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it!