The Greetery Inspiration Friday Card

Hello, hi! Two blog posts in one day! (Click here if you’re looking for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop post). Welcome back for another Greetery project! I’m posting the TGIF project at The Greetery’s blog and wanted to share it here too. If you saw the Spring Market release from earlier this week, you’ll understand the need for yet one more card!

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I’m really into the slimline cards lately, and for today’s card it was an obvious choice to create a design that looks like bouquet about to be put in a jar. Or pitcher. Or maybe a bottle?

I started with some leftover tulips die cut and ink blended from the cards I shared earlier this week, then die cut another couple of flowers using the BotaniCuts Rose and BotaniCuts Lily die sets and ink blended them.

I die cut some “baby’s breath” using dies from the BotaniCuts Wildflowers die set and Copic Colored them to get a very light shade of blue and green. Then I loosely arranged the flowers adding extra leaves to fill out the bouquet.

To create the paper wrap, I stamped a small text background stamp onto a piece of kraft tissue paper, approximately 4.5″ square. Then I folded the square in half, corner to corner and placed the bouquet of flowers onto the folded paper, with the middle triangle pointing down. Then I folded the sides up and across the flower stems, and folded the top layer back on itself.

I wrapped some thin jute string twice around the (newsprint) wrapper, taping it on the back to keep it from sliding off, and tying in a bow on the front.

Next, I stamped all the layers, and die cut the shapes for the pitcher from the Pitcher-esque stamp and die set, the jar from the Just Mason Around set and the bottle from the Bottled Up set. I die cut a card panel from the Crimped Slimline Frames die set and adhered all the components to it, overlapping the edges in places. I covered a folded slimline card base (4″x8″) with some blue textured cardstock from the Recollections paper pads available at Michael’s and adhered all the layers together. I stamped a sentiment from Sentiment Suite: Birthday stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear heat embossed.

I would love to receive a real bouquet that looked like this, but I think I would also be just as happy to receive a paper bouquet on a card! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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