Hello lovely friends,
Zsoka back with you today! First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter!
Since the new release is not yet here (almost guys almost! Only a few more sleeps woot woot!) I pulled out some older stamps and dies for todays's post. I paired them with my favorite Indigo Hills 2 collection!
All my cards are mounted onto A2 size top folding card bases. For my first one I used the Geo Star 1 and the Geo Star 2 cover plates to die cut a panel. I then trimmed this panel down - I will be honest, this card was another accident: I messed up the purple paper when I die cut it, but I didn't want to throw it away, thinking I could at least use a part of it. So I trimmed down both panels, layered them up and glued them together.
Gosh, this card took me ages haha! I tried so many different ideas but didn't like any of them. So I went to bed, which I hardly ever do because I hate unfinished projects. But I had to sleep on it. And I'm glad I did! I ended up adding a wide strip of gray patterned paper at the bottom. Then I cut apart a scalloped die cut frame from the ephemera pack and tucked a piece under the Geo Star panel at the top as well as the bottom and adhered everything to the card front.
I backed one of the chipboard frames with a yellow-green card stock I found matched some of the colors in the collection - but not before I embossed my sentiment on it! For this I used the My favorite things to say stamp set. Boy do I wish I had more stamp sets like this! It's so much easier to grab this set than going through my stash looking for sentiments! So dear Pinkfresh Studio, pretty please, I need a Thank you/Gratitude set, a birthday set, a Christmas set and I have to think about more. Also, please use the same cool mixed fonts, these are the ones I use the most! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SET!
Anywho...I fussy cut some flowers from the Glen paper and glued them onto my chipboard frame. Last but not least I placed some enamel dots here and there.
Next up is a card duo - because once I cut a 4.25x5.5" patterned paper in half (well sort of), I can't only use one part of it! This is when 2 for 1 cards happen! Alright, I grabbed the Love with botanicals die set from a previous release and die cut Love from the Ridge paper, once from the pink side, once from the blue side. I also die cut all the greenery from the Valley paper. From the same paper I cut a couple of thin strips too which I glued between the white and the floral patterned papers. I like an accent like this!
I die cut Love from a white heavy weight card stock too and glued the patterned paper die cuts on top. I wanted to use foam tape to pop up the sentiment and I thought it would be sturdier this way.
Once I figured out where I wanted the sentiments, I glued them down. On the blue one I stamped a sentiment below Love too - of course I stamped this first before attaching the big letters.
To finish off these cards I added some enamel dots. More often than not I feel like my cards are so "naked" without these dots, if that makes sense!
On my last card I used the Meadow paper to cover my card base and the super pretty Floral Frame with a Swan die to create my focal point. I die cut this from the Valley paper (6x6 size), then to add some more color, I die cut a bunch of flowers from the colorful parts of the Valley paper. After die cutting them, I fussy cut them out (the flowers are attached to the frame) - this is very easy to do, you just have to clip them between the petals. I stamped a sentiment - again, I used the My favorite things to say stamp set.
I glued down these extra flowers onto the frame and fluffed up each petal for dimension. I guess you can't really tell, but all but two flowers have two layers. I didn't have enough paper left for an additional peach and a yellow flower, but I think it looks alright this way too.
Again, enamel dots haha! Can't miss them. I just didn't feel like my card was finished...So I looked through the embellishments in the Indigo Hills 2 collection and settled on adding this navy chipboard frame on top of the flowers. I kinda like how that looks!
What do you guys think? I hope you like how these cards turned out!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!