Have you ever walked down the card aisle at your local store and thought to yourself, "I could make that card...and it wouldn't cost me $4!" I love getting fresh, new ideas for cards, courtesy of Hallmark, without the Hallmark prices!
A while back, I challenged my Stamp Club members to create their own version of a store-bought card they received or purchased. Here was the example that I created to show them:
I received the first card for my birthday last year and used the basic design and color palette to make a similar card.Card How-Tos
The trick to this card was going to be how to get light-colored flowers on a colored background. One option would be to stamp with White Craft Ink and use Stampin' Pastels to color in the flowers and stems. But, I wanted to try something a little different.
I colored an old floral stamp from the retired Garden Silhouettes set with markers, using no ink where I wanted the white flowers to be. Then, I stamped that onto Glossy White Card Stock.
Card Details: Card layers are made from the retiring Glorious Green and Gable Green card stock. I used Garden Green, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose and Summer Sun (all retiring) markers to color the flowers. "Birthday Wishes" sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set. Regal Rose 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon to accent.
My Computer Issues Are Resolved!
Finally, after a week without the ability to scan or upload photos of my projects, I'm back in business! Woohoo! Look for some new projects on tomorrow's post!