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Sweet Flower Patterned Card | Anne Fiene

Sweet Flower Patterned Card | Anne Fiene

08 Jul 2024 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I've got a fun card design to share today! I had a great time looking through what I had from Pinkfresh that might create two different but similar repeating flower patterns on an A2-sized card. (This design would also look fabulous on a circle card!) I ended up using the darling Dotted Petals press plate and Pinkfresh Studio's Sweet Blossoms for small dimensional blooms. 

I started with an A2-sized panel of Spellbinders Alabaster (cream) card stock and put it into my Letterpress system. Using finger daubers, I inked up the Dotted Petals press plate with ParadiseSunshineMintCoral ReefSparkling RoseSummer Shower & Misty Coast. It's interesting to see how the ink colors change slightly on the cream cardstock instead of the white cardstock I usually use.

There was some spillover onto other blooms when I was inking the plate, but I decided it would not be easy to keep all of the colors separate. I thought it ended up looking really pretty, so I was happy with it. 

I grabbed another panel of cream-colored cardstock and used the Sweet Blossoms stencil and die set to get my small dimensional blooms. I used the rounded end of a paintbrush and laid the flower on a couple of layers of fun foam to "bowl" the blossom so the petals would curl up and glued the flowers to the stems.

After puzzling them into place on another cream-colored panel, 4 1/4 X 3 X 1/2 in., I glued the bottom of the flowers to the card. I didn't worry about gluing the stem down; it's attached to the bloom and is not going anywhere. 

Then I took both pieces, the panel with the dimensional flowers and the pressed panel, and glued them to an A2-sized cardbase and cut off the excess.

I used Pinkfresh's Wrap around elements to cut a strip of shimmery specialty paper to lay over the line where the two panels meet. Then I decided I wanted tiny dots in the center of those flowers and used the Hearts and Stars coverplate die for that. I love this coverplate die and find that I use it quite often. (You're bound to have something in your stash that will cut out small dots to use) I inked up some cream cardstock scraps with the same ink colors I used on the flowers. I had a bunch of dots left over and applied them in the center of the pressed blooms, too. I have so much fun adding additional details to my cards! 

I used a sentiment from the Happy Vibes sentiment stamp and die sets. I love sentiments that can be used for different occasions. Then, I can store my cards away and pull them out when something comes up, like a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, or a baby announcement. Or maybe someone just needs happy vibes.

Then, I decided to add something shiny, so I used Pinkfresh Studio's Champagne Clear Drops. And I was done!

I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today! Thanks so much for coming by!



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