Saturday, 12 May 2018

Lacy Bloom Thank You Card - FMS336

I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend and I knew I wanted to use the SU! 'Petal Potpourri' stamp set which I've recently acquired from ebay.  Pinterest has got a lot to answer for - I didn't buy the set when it was current but recently I came across some lovely cards made with the set on Pinterest and decided I just had to add 'Petal Potpourri' to my collection!

SU! have had a colour revamp and while it's sad to say goodbye to some colours a revamp also means that new colours will be introduced, plus some previous In Colours may come back to take their place in the core colour collections.  I'm so happy that Coastal Cabana and Blackberry Bliss are returning so that's what decided me on my colour combo.

So, card type decided, colours decided, stamp set decided but what about a layout?  I haven't followed a sketch challenge for ages and I liked what I saw at this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge so I was all set to get creating!

I've turned the sketch to a landscape orientation for my card.  I embossed the white layer with the SU! 'Petal Burst' embossing folder.  I stamped the 'Thank You from the 'Petal Palette' set onto Blackberry Bliss CS in VersaMark ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut it out with a label die.  I stamped the lacy bloom in Blackberry Bliss ink, punched it out and offset it over a punched Blackberry Bliss CS shape.  I stamped a flower centre from the SU! 'Mixed Bunch' set in Coastal Cabana ink, punched it out, inked the edges of the circle and added a Blackberry Bliss dot centre.  I popped up the flower and tucked some die cut leaves behind.  To complete the card front I added some stamped speckles and scattered on a few silver sequins.

The SU! Stamparatus came out to assist with stamping the envelope front and the inside of my card - it makes it so easy!  I used a lacy border and a lacy frame to echo the lacy look of the bloom on the card front.   I deliberately chose the 'a little kindness goes a long way' sentiment as the friend I'm giving this to reached out in kindness to someone and I know it made a big impact.

Stamps: SU! 'Petal Potpourri', 'Mixed Bunch', 'Petal Palette', 'Gorgeous Grunge', 'Delicate Details' and 'Kinda Eclectic' sets, My Mind's Eye Remember 'Hattie' clear set
CS: SU! Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana & Whisper White thick
Ink: SU! Blackberry Bliss & Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Tools: SU! Stamparatus, SU! 'Petal Burst' embossing folder, SU! 'Flower Medallion' punch, Poppystamps 'Small Marianna Vine Background' die, Spellbinders 'Labels Trio' die, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! white embossing powder, silver sequins, Dimensionals



Karren said...

Beautiful card! The sketch looks fabulous flipped on its side and these colors are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jill said...

That is a very cool and very bold flower that really carries the card! I like that deep color you chose. Thanks for joining the FMS challenge this week!

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