The Stamp Market :: November Release :: Floral Notecard Set
I hope you are doing well on this fine Tuesday! It's November 5th, which makes it release day over at The Stamp Market--that's always one of my most favorite days of the month! There's so much coming out today, including SIX new ink colors!! I actually didn't use any ink except watermark on my projects today, but I used the heck out the new color ink refills!
I embossed the 'thank you' stamp in gold, as well, die cut it, and then painted around it with a light touch of Blush Pink. The decorated panel sits atop another panel of Blush Pink painted cardstock.
The next card features the smaller single stamps from Bounty of Blooms. I put them all together on a large acrylic block, then stamped a repeating pattern. This was followed by heat embossing and watercoloring. After coloring in all the images, I carefully painted all the white space with Blush Pink, then added the large 'thank you' die cut. Underneath the panel is a layer of Coral Reef painted paper.
The final card was actually the first one I did, before I mixed up the ochre for the leaves. The leaves here are Citrine only (no added-Rusty). But it was after this card that I decided to try to achieve the orangey-yellow. This card features the large floral all by itself, with some space at the bottom for a stamped and die cut 'thanks'. The background is painted with Blush Pink again, and to bring extra attention to the sentiment, I layered it with a length of Bubble Gum Pink cotton ribbon. The backing panel here was painted with a mix of Peach and Blush Pink.
Once I had my card set completed, I wanted to use Notecards for You to create a little packaging. I stamped the round label, decorating it with 2 small florals that are a part of the NFY set, but perfectly coordinate with the Bounty of Blooms set (I don't think that's a coincidence ;). I stamped 'paper hugs' in the center, embossed it all in gold, and die cut the label with the ribbon slides. The florals and emblem are watercolored, of course, to match the cards.
After tucking the cards into a plastic card box with some matching envelopes, it was time to place my ribbon slide and tag. I chose bright Marigold ribbon to tie around the box, and tied the tag on with some metallic thread. It's simple but pretty and I don't have to wrap it (not that I'd mind if I did!)--it's ready to give just the way it is!