Friendly Flowers is another beautiful floral set designed by Dawn for Papertrey Ink. There are two sets of dies to go with this set if you want to have the coordinating dies; Friendly Flower Die which cuts the largest flower and Friendly Flower Extras to cut the other flowers and both set of leaves. Not only do I dislike fussy cutting, but I also seem not to be able to do it very well so it's a good thing they make the dies.
I had a few more of Dawn's designs sitting on my desk to work with this week and this was one of them. I also had Basic Bookmark #3, and It's The Thought which also has coordinating dies although I didn't use them here.
I started by die cutting a few of each size bloom from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and then used my negatives as placeholders I did my stamping. I wanted to use a variety of pinks (Dawn's Favorites) so I grabbed several ink pads. I ended up using Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz for the flowers with Ripe Avocado Ink for the leaves. The flower centers were all stamped with Raspberry Fizz and then I added these faceted dimensional jewels that I had in my stash for the flower centers. They came in three different sizes and were a fun little pop to add to my blooms. This won't mail very well in a regular A2 sized Envelope because of the thickness but I always have a good supply of padded mailers on hand so I am planning to use one of those.
I created a top folding card base made from Stampers Select White Cardstock, and die cut a stitched rectangle die from Hibiscus Burst Cardstock. The bookmark was also die cut from Stampers Select White. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with Antique Gold Embossing Powder, then attached that to the Hibiscus Burst background panel and then that to the White Card Base. After that, I arranged all the flowers how I wanted and then picked them up with Press-N-Seal to keep the arrangement how I wanted it. I picked the arrangement up and flipped it over to put Ranger Multi Medium Matte on the backside and then flipped it again and adhered it. Anything that was not firmly tucked in got another little squeeze of Multi Medium to secure it.
I hope you've been enjoying all of the cards that have been entered into the link up this week. If you haven't seen all of the beautiful projects, you can find the post and the link up here.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I will have one more project for this week's hop featuring a sentiment from A Thrill of Hope Stamp Set which is my favorite for Christian themed Christmas Cards. I hope you'll stop back by!