|© Lynn Put|
I started with a card base made from True Black Cardstock. I die cut a panel of White with Black and Gold Polka Dot Patterned Paper for the background. The Gold dots are metallic. I also cut several of each of the die cuts for the Gran's Garden Stamps from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and a Spellbinders Floral Oval frame from gold metallic cardstock.
Using one of the negatives from the Gran's Garden die cuts with my Mini Misti, I stamped the leaves first using Smokey Shadow Ink and then the blooms using Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. For the very center dots on the flowers I stamped them in Versamark and heat set using Antique Gold Embossing Powder. so that I could tie in my stamped elements with the gold foiled frame. A little reminder here to let the ink DRY before doing this or it makes a mess of the embossing powder. Guess who forgot and also forgot to use the powder tool on the first round! Its a good thing I had stamped extras.
The sentiment is one that I stamp lots of at one time and is my favorite for many of the cards I send. Its from the Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set and I stamped in onto a banner from Number the Stars Banner Die. I actually like this a bit better before I snipped off what was hanging over the edge of my card, but it wouldn't have fit into the envelope if I would have left it there. Since I made my card base from black cardstock, I also put a white panel on the inside of the card for a message.
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