Hello Crafty Peeps! We made it - it's 2021 and my wish is that you all stay healthy and happy this year.
I took a break from crafting over the holiday season - I packed all my stuff away (honest, I did - all of it!) and haven't yet made a card this year. However, just before Christmas I made a set of three cards using Altenew's Bold Floral Drape stamp set, which I'll show you today. All the supplies are linked below.
This stamp set is great for backgrounds but also has individual solid flowers that can either be used to fill in the flowers of the background stamp or as separate single flowers. I have to admit that I didn't set out to make the three cards at all. I was stamping the large stamp for the first time and used a neutral grey (Distress Oxide Weathered Wood) just to see the stamped image. I hadn't inked the stamp particularly thoroughly, nor had I conditioned the stamp in any way, so the result was a little patchy and I liked it so much that I repeated it!
I rifled through my dies and found this MFT Celebrate die, which I cut from silver card and twice more from red card. I stacked the sentiment die cuts, very slightly offsetting the silver layer so that a touch of the red card could be seen, to pick up the red from the flowers.
This stamp set is not a neat and tidy set - its charm is in its fluid design - so the flowers don't completely match the empty spaces. I used Distress Oxide Salty Ocean for the bold blue background layer, and Dried Marigold and Picked Raspberry for the beautiful accent flowers. I chose card from my stash to cut the Peony Dream 3D flowers, which I love, and stacked these towards the top third of my card.