Lovely Floral Card

I have a friend in Amsterdam who has a beautiful garden. She has just had serious surgery. Three years ago, when I had surgery, she sent me a card with dutch tulips on it. We mainly communicate through the chat on a game we play (my husband calls us “Modern Day Pen Pals”), but it is such a treat to get real mail from a far away place. Here is what I made to mail to her.

The Cutting

  • Whisper White Cardstock – two 5 1/4″ x 4″, and 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Garden Green Cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • I ran the small piece of Whisper White through my die cut machine with the Stitched Oval (2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″).

The Stamping

  • I used the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the roses in Flirty Flamingo on one of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Whisper Whites. I added the flower centers in Gray Granite. I added the leaves in Garden Green.
  • I stamped the roses and leaves on the lower right corner of the inside Whisper White panel and glued it with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
  • I stamped the roses and leaves on the lower left corner of the envelope. So fun to have matching sets.
  • I stamped the You Are Loved sentiment from the Forever Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink on the Whisper White Oval. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals (using a double one where the “d” overhung the lower frame).

The Finish

  • I used my paper trimmer to cut out the center with a 3/4″ border to make a frame. You could use rectangle dies if you prefer.
  • I glued the floral frame to the card front with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
  • I glued the floral insert to the rectangle of Garden Green Cardstock. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimenstionals to give it a pop.
  • I added three Pearl Basic Jewels (the rule of 3s in art).

I hope you enjoyed this lovely card and I hope it will brighten my friend, Matty’s, day.

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