Stripey Floral Congrats Card

Posted by: Gemin General

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday and time for SplitCoastStamper’s Color Challenge again! This week, Robin chose the colors we are going to work with:

I am shamelessly using these colors as flowers again – because they just scream of flowers (actually, they also remind me of macarons – mmm, yum!), and arranging flowers on cards is what I like doing the most!

This is a 5″ x 7″ card, the black mat measures 4 ½” x 6 ½”, and the black striped paper from Recollections was cut to 4 ¼” x 6 ¼”. The sentiment was first printed on a linen textured white cardstock (by Core-dinations) using AL Afternoon Delight font.  It was then die-cut and embossed on the cut edge with the second largest die of Spellbinders’ Labels 14. The black mat of the die-cut sentiment was done by tracing the outer edge of the die-cut itself and cut using a technologically advanced pair of scissors (LOL, my sense of humor gets the better of me at times).

Next comes the fun part which is adding the floral arrangement! The bright blue flower is, I believe, from Prima (it’s been in my stash for quite a while), and I added pearls for its center. The peachy flowers were made using DMC embroidery floss #741. I’ll update this post as soon as I’m done with the photo tutorial (I’ve been having trouble uploading pics from my phone) on how to make these. I thought that DMC #741 was already closest to Peekaboo Peach but now that I am comparing the pics, the floss is actually brighter – more daring than peekaboo! Oh well, next time I’ll use DMC #353, it’s a more subdued peach color.

I added buttons (again from my stash) which had the color of Berry Burst (lucky!), and embroidered french knots using  thread from Designs for the Needle (it didn’t have a number or a description of the color, but it looked a lot like Berry Burst). Some of the leaves were cut on the Silhouette and some were punched using Fiskars Border & Corner punch – Read Between the Vines (I’ve had this punch for a long time already, I use it a lot!).

Most of the elements were hot-glued, the leaves were adhered using Glossy Accents and the sentiment was popped-up with foam tape. After writing all that, it looks like making this card was a complicated process, but I assure you, it’s not! It went together pretty quickly as soon as I had a clear design in my mind (and that is the one that takes days! LOL!).

Thank you very much for coming to visit and reading my ramblings – it’s a pleasure sharing these with you!

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One comment

1.  Cheryl Scrivens
February 15th, 2018 at 11:03 am

Gorgeous card, Gem! I love it all and really think the black/white striped paper makes your floral arrangement just pop!! Hugs!


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