The Greetery – Capturing Summer – Day 2 Cards

Hey, hello! Thanks for coming back! Did you see all the projects made with the products from yesterday’s Capturing Summer reveal and wonder how they could possibly be beat?? Well, welcome to today! You should be arriving here from Kelly’s blog, but if not, just click back to the start of the hop at The Greetery so as not to miss anything!

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Capturing Summer is a perfect name for this release – with cards featuring a BotaniCuts Geranium, another with a container garden, and finally, a botanical shadow box card! All made using these products listed below:

Container Garden stamp set + die (coordinates with Jumbo Jar die showcased on day 1)

Pretty Pot die

BotaniCuts Geranium die

Curio Collection (Cover die, Divider + Details die, Summer Findings die, Curio Labels stamp set)

First up is my BotaniCuts Geranium pot card. All the pieces are die cut from watercolor paper and painted by the technique of smearing ink onto a slick surface, spritzing with water and laying the die cut piece face down to pick up splotches of color.

For the background, I stamped the Fond of Foliage background stamp onto an A2 cardstock panel with light blue ink, then used a large blending brush to add more of the same shade all over the card panel. I stamped a greeting from the Curio Labels stamp set and finished the card with a narrow strip of colored cardstock along the bottom.

Next up, I have a shaped card. That is, I used the largest of the jar dies to die cut a folded card base to produce a jar shaped card that I could add a container garden to.

After stamping all the layers of the Container Garden set, and adding depth to the layers with colored pencil, I created a dragonfly and a butterfly to adorn the jar.

I die cut the wings from vellum and the bodies from grey cardstock, then I “painted” the wings with alcohol ink refills and QTips, letting the colors blend together. Because I’m using a standard A2 sized envelope, which is bigger than the jar-shaped card, I decided to let the dragonfly and butterfly hang off the edge of the card.

Finally, my favorite of them all, the Botanical Shadow Box/Curio card! I die cut several layers of the case boxes dividers and glue to them in a stack to stand up behind the card front.

I die cut another two layers of the box dividers and sandwiched between them, a sheet of clear acetate, then die cut and glued on, the wooden box frame sections.

I die cut the butterfly wings and the mini jar from vellum again, and colored them as instructed above, then assembled them together and adhered them in their own box section.

All the other shapes are die cut from watercolor cardstock and painted with watercolor paints. I filled in the box openings with a variety of patterned papers from my stash or created by lightly stamping the Fond of Foliage background stamp.

The door latch and hinges are all die cut from gold cardstock and with them, I was able to attach the “glass-fronted-door” to the shadow box case itself – so that it can still be “opened” even though the actual card base is what opens to reveal a greeting and message inside.

The “thinking of you” sentiment strip is from the Curio Labels set and is die cut with the coordinating banner die.

That’s it for me today, but there’s more to see at the rest of the stops along the blog hop! Your next stop is Wanda Guess’s blog, but before you go, be sure to check out the giveaway details below. The release will go live in the shop on Wednesday, July 14 @ 10am EDT.


The Greetery is giving away two $50 gift cards each day, with comments from each of the blogs in today’s hop included as entries!

Blog Hop Order:

Laurie Willison

Dawn McVey

Heather Nichols

Angelica Conrad

Kelly Lunceford

Norine Borys – You are here.

Wanda Guess

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!


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