Monday, May 3, 2021

Brushed Blooms Just Because Card

 Hi Stampers!

Monday again, bleh...  I need to figure out a way to love Monday's.  Hmm....   I know, how about I share a card?  Yep, that'll help!  Here is a card a recently made for a team swap.  It uses the Brushed Blooms bundle from the current January-June Mini Catalog.  I LOVE the dies in that set.  They make gorgeous layered flowers.  Actually, the stamp set is also pretty cool.  Here is the card I made:


For the card front, I used the large die from the Beautiful Brushstrokes dies with a piece of Artistry Blooms DSP and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine (SCEM), which cut out the brushstroke looks that allowed the Mango Melody background mat to show through.  I layered these onto a Melon Mambo card base.  Next I cut out 4 large flowers and four smaller flowers, alternating for each flower layer between light and dark CS.  (One large flower and one small that used a Mango Melody base layer, a Daffodil Delight middle layer and a Mango Melody top layer, then a second flower in each size reversing the color layers.)  The other sets of flowers were made using Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo.  I also die cut two leaves using Garden Green for the base layer and Granny Apple Green for the top layer.  Once I got them all cut out, it was a matter of aligning each layer (there is a correct layout for these) and adhering them together with Tombow glue.  I next stamped the just because sentiment from the Brushed Blooms stamp set on a large scrap of Basic White CS in Melon Mambo ink and cut it out with the largest shaped die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I centered the sentiment on the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then layered the flowers around the right side of the sentiments in a cascading flow. using Mini Glue dots for a couple of the ones tucked behind the sentiment and the rest used a glue dot on the area with the sentiment, and a glue dot on the part that hung past the sentiment.  I tucked the two leaves in behind the flowers with Mini Glue dots.  

For the card inside, I used Melon Mambo ink on a Basic White panel to stamp the sentiment from that set that talks about painting the town as long as we are home by 9:00.  I think that sentiment is hilarious, and I know the perfect person for this card!  I am not an out late partier anymore either, I confess.  I am a self-professed night owl, but typically hanging out in my craft room, not out on the town.  😄 

At the bottom of this panel, I adhered one of the brushstroke pieces that cut out from the card front DSP.  I used Mini Glue dots to adhere a flower over that in the lower left corner, then glue this panel onto a Mango Melody mat and into the card inside. 

For the envelope, I stamped a flower from the stamp set in Melon Mambo ink in the lower left front corner.  I adhered another piece of the DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess.  I think the card is gorgeous, and I just love the cascade of flowers around the card front.  So pretty!
If you want to recreate this card, the measurements and supplies I used are below in this post.  If you need any supplies you can click on the item to be taken straight to that item in my online store to shop with me for whatever you need.  

Hope you enjoy making the card! If you do make it, I would love to hear from you in the comments and let me know how it went.  

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Until next time...
Happy Stamping!
Laurie B.

Cardstock (CS) & Designer Series Paper (DSP):
Melon Mambo CS – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” - card base; 9 ¾” x 1 ½” - flower layers (large & small)
Mango Melody CS - 2 @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" - card front & inside mats; 9 ¾” x 1 ½” - flower layers (large & small) 
Flirty Flamingo CS -  ¾” x 1 ½” - flower layers (large & small)
Daffodil Delight CS - 9 ¾” x 1 ½” - flower layers (large & small)
Garden Green CS - 4” x 1 ½” - leaves
Granny Apply Green CS - 4” x 1 ½” - leaves   
Artistry Blooms DSP – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card front mat; 2 ¼” x 6” – envelope flap
Whisper White cardstock – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card inside; 1 @ 4” x 2 ½” – card front sentiment

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