I’m popping in today with a friendship card made with Altenew’s Spring Daisy stamp set. This is such a lovely stamp set, it’s got lots of different sized blooms, buds and leaves. Great for making a big bunch of flowers or keeping it simple and just use one or two of the flowers. It really is a very versatile set as you can colour it with whatever medium you prefer or use the colour layering stamps. So many choices. For this card, I decided to use Copics so I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110# card stock.
All the Copics I used for the flowers are in the photo in case you are curious. I used the flicking technique to create lots of highlights on the petals for a natural, sun kissed look. It might go against instinct to add a darker colour for the low-lights, but it really does help make the brighter colours pop. Just give it a go and see what happens!
The leaves I did with various green markers. Once all the images were coloured in, I used the coordinating diecut to cut them out. These you can buy separately or you can get the Spring Daisy stamp & die bundle if you don’t have this set already.
I wanted a very bold background for these flowers to make them pop, so I used a dark blue piece of card stock I found in my stash. Lawn Fawn has a card stock in dark blue called Blue Jay which is very close in colour. Because I’m seemingly incapable of leaving a background plain, I decided to splash some gold water colour on it and did that with the Gansai Tambi Starry Color set. I think I used the Blue Gold, because that made sense at the time.
While that was drying, I made a card base using Lawn Fawn Sunflower card stock. To keep with the general sunny look of the card, I also cut out the word ‘Love’ from Simon Says Stamp in MFT Brushed Gold card stock as well as black card stock. These two I layered up and I also cut out the ‘shadow’ bit in foam sheet to raise it up on the card. To finish off the sentiment I heat embossed the words ‘That we are friends’, from Neat & Tangled’s Love Note stamp set, on a strip of paler yellow card stock, using Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.
Once the background was completely dry, I started puzzling it all together to see which bit would go where. The blue panel was added with a 1mm thick foam sheet piece cut to size and the flowers were also added with the same thickness foam tape. The ‘Love’ word is added with a slightly thicker layer to raise it up higher than everything else.
With that, the card was done! Apart from the gold splatters drying (which you can speed up with the help of a heat gun if you are in a rush) this was quite a quick card to make and I love how it came out. The dark blue background really helps the flowers pop, don’t you think?
I’ve used affiliate links for all of the Neat & Tangled and Altenew products in this post. Including the star of the show, Spring Daisy. If you don’t have this set in your arsenal, get it HERE. If you click on any of these links and end up purchasing something, I get a small commission directly from Neat & Tangled and Altenew, at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance and also #SorryNotSorry for enabling you, lol! All other links are just for your reference in case you fancy/want/need it.
Also, check out the March Release from Altenew!! Ay, Mama.. I’m feeling sorry for my bank account already! If you love stencils, washi tape and those yummy ink sprays Altenew makes, you are going to love it! If you love flowers and sweet sentiments, check out Neat & Tangled’s new release too, that is being released today! So many things I want. Actually, scratch that. I want all the things! That goes for the super adorable February release too!
That’s it from me for today but happy Friday and have a lovely (and hopefully craft-filled) weekend!
Lots of love from Erica
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