Hello my friends! Well it looks like Winter has made a big return to Kelowna. It is really cold here now, and not sunny. I suppose it was bound to happen. The card I made for today again has flowers to try to brighten up our winter days.
Last week I was wrapping a gift to send to a friend and I was using some tissue paper. This reminded me of the faux linen technique which I haven't done for years. I decided that I needed to give it another go.
I used the Corner Bouquet stamp that is a free Sale-a-bration item when you spend $60. I used the marker to stamp technique to stamp the flower image onto a piece of tissue paper. I coloured the stamp using three different Stampin' Write Markers. I used Bumblebee from the 2020-2022 In Colour Stampin' Write Marker set and Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green from the Brights Stampin' Write Marker set. I then huffed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink on the stamp using my breath and then stamped on the tissue paper. Once the image was dry, I crumpled up the tissue paper into a tight little ball. I carefully opened up my crumpled ball of tissue and lightly flattened out my image. I covered a piece of Basic White cardstock in glue from a glue stick. Then I laid the tissue on top of the glue and very lightly pressed it down. You don't want to smooth out the wrinkles because that is part of the look.
I wrapped a piece of Bumblebee Gingham ribbon around the bottom of my faux linen piece and secured it at the back. I stamped my sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink. I cut this out using the little label die from the Hydrangea Dies set. (I love this little label die!) I tied the label to my Bumblebee ribbon using a piece of Linen Thread and tied it into a bow.
I used a Sahara Sand card base for this card. On top of this, I added a layer of Granny Apple Green cardstock. On top of this I added another layer of Sahara Sand cardstock that I embossed using the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. I added my faux linen piece on top of the embossed cardstock using dimensionals.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I made one similar to this years ago using different markers, stamps and cardstock so it was a lot of fun to try to recreate it. Have you ever remade a card you made years ago but updated it by using new stamps or embellishments? It's a great way to repurpose a favourite technique or layout!
Stay well and keep creating!