Well we have had our official February Release and the ideas keep rolling in.

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  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Kristin Bueter
  • Today I thought I’d share a card I designed using the Bold Botanicals set.

    Now all our sets are designed to be used for EVERYTHING papercraft related. Be it packaging, cards and/or tags. I personally LOVE making gift packaging. Actually I prefer it. I know MANY of you out there love cards and want to see more ideas for use with those, so that is something I have been focusing on this release. See, I listen to you all 😀 I’ve shared several card gift sets, and now I want to share a more “involved” card idea with you.

    So here is my favorite (you know Tulips are my favorite flower) card from the release:

    F is from Friend

    I wanted a “vintage botanicals” look, and this is what I came up with.

    I stamped my tulip image from Bold Botanicalsusing a pigment ink in a Rose and Olive color, onto some ivory cardstock. I love that you can EASILY do this and the image is still amazing looking.

     I half-heartedly masked the image, then stamped the Faith*Hope* Courage* Strength sentiment in a tea dye ink all over the card layer.

    From there I used the Irish Blessing sentiment from the All A Flutter Sentiments set, and randomly stamped the text in a gold ink onto the main card layer. This gives a vintage text look and a slight shimmer to the card!

    I then tore the corner, and layerd the card over some gold cardstock, also torn, which was also layered onto some olive cardstock. Some gold trimmed ivory ribbon was tied around the layers, into a bow, in which a pearl stick pin adorns it.

    I used the Trendy Tags 3 cut file, resized to about 1 3/4 inches, cut from a shimmery gold cardstock. I then stamped the F from Monograms Defined, and embossed it with Gold EP. It really adds to the card design. It also brings out the shimmer on the card base.

    In the upper right corner I stamped the butterfly from Tending the Garden, in gold. A subtle detail.

    This card is about 3 1/2 inches wide, by 5 1/2 inches tall.

    I had fun using a non standard or expected size!  Give it a try.

    Well I had a blast making this card. I hope it sparked some design ideas for you too. I have several more card ideas to share over the next few days, so come back tomorrow OK!

    Till then