I am ALWAYS looking for good sentiments for handmade cards and I just love this one. I make lots of cards with paper flowers – I love them as I am sure you’ve seen! – and this sentiment fits so many occasions. It can be for encouragement, congratulations, sympathy, birthday….. I am sort of having trouble as I write this thinking of a time when this stamp from Rubbernecker would NOT work!
For this project I used the Rubbernecker Watering Can, Large Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Small Butterfly, Nested Rectangle Scallop and Blooms Your Way.
The Card and Sentiment Base
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and scalloped layer and purple cardstock to cut the purple layer.
- Secure the sentiment stamp and scalloped layer in the MISTI.
- Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scalloped layer and attach to the purple layer.
- Use mounting tape to attach the scalloped sentiment layers to the card base.
The Watering Can Flower Arrangement
- Cut the watering can using gray cardstock, the flowers and butterfly using purple cardstock and the ivy using green cardstock.
- Apply a light layer of Wild Honey ink to key spots of the watering can using a mini applicator.
- Continue adding darker touches of shading using Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo inks using mini applicators to finish the can.
- Create the ivy arrangement by attaching branches to the back of the can using glossy accents.
- Form the tiny flowers using s small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the ivy using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the can and ivy and attach it to the card base.
- Apply pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the small butterfly using glossy accents.
- Finish the card by attaching the small butterfly to the sentient layer using glossy accents.
So if you are a collector of or are searching for excellent sentiments for handmade cards, I suggest you check out this. Just add any flowers and you are good to go! You may want to check out the whole new release of sentiments over on the Rubbernecker site. I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Here are links to the stamp and dies that I used.
I like to use sentiments for handmade cards.