Did you ever think that handmade flower cards in winter colors could be so absolutely gorgeous?
We are SO glad that our designers have so much talent that they can see things outside of the box – this idea for handmade flower cards in winter colors has us just sighing at their beauty. Annie made these for us and her vision is just so absolutely gorgeous…..let’s learn how she did this so we can get to it ourselves!
Annie started by stamping the flowers and leaves from our It’s Spring Time and Bloomin Vine Stamp Sets onto white cardstock using various combinations of pink, blue, and green inks using Color Fuse Ink and then cutting them out with our coordinating dies.
Next, she cut a piece of lavender card stock to card panel size and using the smaller dots stencil from our Slimline Dots Stencil Set , blended some Lavender Color Fuse Ink from Set #6 over it with a blending brush for a soft tone-on-tone effect.
For that pretty lattice background, she die cut white and kraft card stock with our Diamond With Holes Cover Die, and trimming about an 1/8″ off of the right and bottom sides of the white die-cut, adhered it behind the kraft die cut with liquid glue, slightly offset to add that white “shadow”.
For her greeting, Annie stamped her choice from our Kittie Says Phrases #1 Stamp Set onto a scrap of white card stock with Azure Color Fuse Ink from Set #7 and cut it out with the smallest die from our Inside Scallop Nested Die Set.
Now she built her card! She adhered her stenciled lavender panel to a white card base with adhesive tape and popped up her double layered kraft and white die cut piece with dimensional adhesive over it. Then she arranged her flowers and leaves in a pretty bouquet on the front of her card, adhering them with varying thicknesses of foam tap for lots of texture and dimension. She popped her sentiment piece on with more foam tape and this beauty was ready to really cheer someone’s day!.
We wouldn’t normally call these shades winter colors but when paired with other cool tones and set against that lovely neutral of kraft, this card does take on a wintry vibe. And we LOVE it! Here’s what you will want to have on hand to recreate these cards at home:
Normally, flowers play a big role in spring and summer cards but with this example, we are all over the idea of creating handmade flower cards in winter colors to keep that pretty theme going all year long. How about you?