General Greeting

Hi everyone!

Today, I am going to share with you this general greeting card idea suitable for any occasion, using just one clear stamp set from Paper Smooches.

I love the design on this clear stamp which has a two lovely bunches of flowers, which really saves time where you need to get a bunch of flowers up without having to do individual stamping and masking.

However, if the bunch of flowers is not sufficient, you can always add more, just like what I did for this design.

I really like the larger bunch of flowers from this set, but after stamping, I find it wasn’t “large” enough to fill the bottom left of my card.  And so, I added one more branch of flower as well as another flower at the bottom left to complete the whole design.

This is what I have created,

Step by step instructions

  1. Stamp the larger bunch of flower on an ivory card stock with Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut.
  2. Ink additional flowers and stamp near to image to cover bottom left of the card stock with Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut.
  3. Stamp sentiment next to flower image.
  4. Color image with Copic Sketch Markers.  For the background, I color with a mix of E50, E44, E00 and E31, leaving some white border around the card stock.
  5. Using a cloth, wet a small area with Copic Colorless Blender and gently dab over the top right of the card stock, to have misty white blended areas.
  6. Round the corners of the card stock with a corner puncher.
  7. Scrape the sides of the card stock using Making Memories scraper tool.
  8. Ink the sides with Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut.
  9. Attach card stock onto card base using foam tape.

I wanted a very mellow and neutral background but vibrant and bright flowers, hence the choice of coloring the background in the color tone of my choice.

It has a more vintage and aged look due to the sides of the card stock, but it doesn’t look “old” due to the colorful flowers.

I hope you like this card idea and give it a try.

Here is a closer look at the stamp set I used for this card.

Supplies and Tools

  • Paper Smooches J2S216 Blossoming Buds
  • Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Premium Dye Ink Pad - Walnut
  • Copic markers
  • Making Memories Edge Scraper Tool
  • Carl Round Corner Punch
  • Foam Tape

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