Wednesday, August 9, 2023

You Make Me Smile Floral Card

 Tic Tac Toe Challenge #220.

I chose the row on the far left: Flowers, Use a Stencil, Bird.

For my "You Make Me Smile" card, I used the Stampin' Up! Timeless Arrangements Bundle & Seasonal Branches Bundle.

I was inspired to create this card from the Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, Pg. 154 and also used the SU Color Coach for this awesome color combination.

For my card base, I used Lemon Lolly cardstock with another layer of Lemon Lolly which was adhered to the card front with dimenisonals.

The background was created using the Foursquare Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes and Lemon Lolly & Petal Pink inks, adding color randomly - darker in some areas and lighter in other areas.

The sentiment was stamped using Calypso Coral ink and die cut.

All the flowers and leaves branches were die cut using Calypso Coral, Lemon Lolly, Petal Pink and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  They were adhered behind the sentiment.
Gold Trim was looped with large loops so it would peek out from behind all the flowers, adhered to the back of the sentiment and then the sentiment was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

The bird was colored using Calypso Coral, Lemon Lolly & Peal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers, die cut and adhered with the feet behind the sentiment a Mini Dimensional.

The leaf image was stamped using Lemon Lime Twist ink on the front of the envelope and on the envelope flap.

Inside my card is a layer of Basic White cardstock.  I added some stenciling very lightly around the edges and stamped the leaves using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

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  1. such a beautiful card, Polly - the stenciled background sets off the lovely floral arrangement so well - thanks for sharing with us at TicTacToe this week!

  2. The tone on tone stencilling makes such a lovely soft background for your flower cluster Polly and I love the sentiment tag and that adorable little bird perching on it. Thank you for coming to play with us at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

  3. Fabulous win! So excited to see what you make when you guest with us!


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