Thursday, September 3, 2015

Textured Paper Garden - Thinking of You Card

I think it's so important to let people know that we're thinking of them when they need support and prayers. I usually keep them blank inside so I can individualize the messages.

Here's my second card using Paper Garden, the CTMH stamp of the month for September.

I used the two larger blossom and leaf images stamped on Cricut Artiste die cuts. I inked the blossom stamps with Hollyhock then rolled the edges in Pomegranate. Instead of having the white edge of the Cricut cut, I sponged more Hollyhock on the blossoms. The leaf stamps were inked with Fern, stamped off on scrap paper and re-inked around the edges for second generation stamping. I curved the edges of the leaves and flowers and adhered them with glue dots in the middle and pop dots under the raised portions.

The center of the large flower was stamped with Honey and attached. On the smaller ones I dotted the centers with a "Marigold" Shin Han Touch Twin marker and added a Gray Enamel Gem in the center of each.

The kraft frame was cut using Cricut Artbooking, then embossed with the 5" x 7" CTMH Woodgrain embossing folder. The Colonial White mat under it was also embossed using the CTMH Floral embossing folder.  The sentiment banner was cut using the new Cricut Artistry cartridge. I stamped the Colonial White layer with the background stamp from this set using Sweet Leaf ink.  The sentiment came from Happy to Be Friends.

If you have a Cricut Explore and the Artiste, Artistry, and Artbooking cartridges, feel free to use my cut file to easily make the elements in this card in Cricut Design Space:

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
CraftyCardmakers #146- no patterned paper
Creative Knockouts #105 - Flower power
Paper Shelter #217 - any kind of embossing
Southern Girls Challenge #118 - Flower power
Word Art Wednesday #199 - anything uplifting

CTMH September Stamp of the Month "Paper Garden"
September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden, pictured above:  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 that’s over 70% off retail - when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. You can also purchase it at full price, $17.95.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

The texture and color of the flowers makes this card a sure fire winner in my books. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Natalie said...

This is so lovely! I love the texture on the cream background, the neutral color makes the flowers pop and their color even more vibrant! Beautiful design!! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

julie_woolston said...

Love the textured paper and design, thank you for sharing at CCM&M.
Hugs Julie xxx

Lin said...

Lovely flowers, and the textured background is perfect.

Thanks for sharing in my No Patterned Papers Challenge.

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Tamie said...

Your texture is simply fabulous and the flowers are stunning! I love the clean design of your card. The texture just adds the perfect touch behind the flowers. Thank you so much for joining us for our Flower Power Challenge over at Creative Knockouts. We love your inspiration.

Tamie Dt

Alicia Borowski said...

simply & sweet layout. great use of texture and embossing. Thanks for joining us for our 'Flowers' challenge #118.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
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