Good Morning! Here is another Field Flowers card that I pulled out of my stash for this set. I actually made this card a couple of years ago, but wanted to show you another Field Flowers card. This really is a beautiful set and can be used for a variety of things – weddings, thinking of you, sympathy, mother’s day, birthday, etc. The details on this cards: 1. The card base is marina mist cut in half at 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ to make the card base. 2. The background is night of navy cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with a victorian embossing folder which is no longer available. If I were making this card today, I would use the beautifully baroque embossing folder. 3. I added a little dimension to the background of this card by stamping with the En Francais background stamp with marina mist ink stamped off. I then used the now retired set – Fresh Vintage (a SAB set from two years ago) and very lightly stamped a couple of flower images, stamping off on scrap paper first. I then very lightly sponged the edges of the white cardstock. 4. The flower stems are stamped with Always Artichoke ink. The flowers are stamped with night of navy. I stamped the background image first on a scrap paper to “stamp Off” and create a lighter image for the background of the stamp. I then used the detail stamp with night of navy ink over the background image. 5. This piece is layered onto marina mist card stock. I scalloped the bottom edge of the card stock using the scallop trim border punch. 6. Next I stamped the sentiment “with Love” with night of navy ink and punched it out with the oval punch. This is layered onto a piece of night of navy card stock punched with the oval scallop punch. 7. Last but not least are the Embellishments. I used a layer of Victoria Crochet Trim and the pearl jewels to accent the center of the large flower and the scallop on the bottom of the floral layer. I hope you have enjoyed this card sample!
Over the next couple of days I am going to share a few cards that I made with Field Flowers stamp set. Even though this is not a new set – I found myself playing with it yesterday!! Before we get started with the cards, I thought that I would share a pic of my summer office. As many of you know, I spend a good bit of my summer in Dennis on Cape Cod. I know it is a difficult life but someone has to manage the teenage children! Today and yesterday have been perfect days. The humidity has finally broken and the temps are in the 70’s. Not too hot, not too cold. So I have moved my computer outside for today. It is very pleasant. I can hear the waves and the kids playing on the beach (also the parking lot, but I am choosing to block that out LOL). Ok on to some card shares!! Yesterday I decided to play around with one of my favorite sets Field Flowers. I saw a card on Ann Schach’s site that I absolutely loved so changed it up a little for what I needed. Also – I wanted to use one of the new designer papers that I hadn’t opened yet… So I used the Designer paper Etcetera which has the colors Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party and Very vanilla. I am really liking the Vintage look to this paper. One of my customer asked for a Vintage class – I think this might be the designer paper to use! So the details of these cards: 1. the Card base is very vanilla with a layer of calypso coral cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 2. I liked the look of the old olive and pool party design as a background piece but then couldn’t decide which coordinating piece I liked better for the side. 3. On the first card – I used a strip of the calypso coral pattern, making sure that I lined up the victorian pattern in the middle of my strip. I love the look that these two papers together created and the way the seam of the two papers fell with the stripe in the coral paper. It looks as if the paper is torn! But then I also like the Vintage look of the vintage newspaper piece. So I tried a 1 1/4″ strip of this piece with the background. I liked the two together but didn’t like the seam where the two pieces meet. So I added a piece of trim that I made using the scallop trim border punch. 4. The flowers and stems are stamped on a 2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of very vanilla card stock layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock. The stems are stamped using old olive ink. 5. The flowers are stamped on a scrap of very vanilla card stock with calypso coral ink. This is a two part stamp – so I stamped the background piece first and stamped off on a scrap paper to make the coral a shade lighter. Then for the detail of the flower, I used the second detail stamp and stamped with calypso coral at full strength. The flowers are stamped on scraps of very vanilla and cut out. They are raised with dimensionals to pop off the card! Of course I then had to enhance the flowers with a few pearls. And my cards are complete! Perfect for a wedding card or Thinking of You card. So which card do you like best?? Leave me a message. Enjoy your day!