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Hey there, friends!!

Welcome back to the blog! I'm thrilled to be here today, sharing this cheery card that was really easy to put together but also makes a beautiful statement!

So let's get to the card!



I started off by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and laying it in my MISTI.

Using an ink blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I created a soft ink-blended focal point in the background.  I chose blue because I knew I was going to make my floral images pink, and I knew blue would be a nice pop on that background.

I chose the Layered Bouquet Stamp Set from Pinkfresh Studio because I knew it would be a lovely and large focal element for the front of a card and I knew this gorgeous arrangement could carry the entire card.

I stamped the floral images in a series of pink inks, using the lightest shade for the largest floral image and then the medium shade of pink on the smaller image. To get that third layer, I stamped the same second layer of of the image in the darkest pink shade, but then dabbed away all of the ink except for what was on the edges. That technique gave me a finished image that looks like it was three layers when in reality - it was only two!



I used green ink and black ink to finish the rest of the stamping on the leaves and stems and also stamped the sentiment in the lower left hand corner. I then used the coordinating die to cut out the completed image.

Mounting the image with foam tape, I adhered it down to the card base and then finished off the card by taking a piece of twine from my scrap pile and tying it around the stem of the bouquet image.

The detail of the twine on the mounted bouquet image was the perfect way to add that finishing touch and sometimes those small additions can really bring the entire project together!

Thank you so much for joining me on the blog today, and happy crafting!

Kelly


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  1. Oh my, that is such a pretty card! I love the colors, the layout, and everything about it!

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