Scrap'n Stamp Canada: Floral Frenzy Blog Hop-
This month I decided to keep it clean and simple with a very retro-inspired take on a Mother’s day cards. I do hope you find yourself inspired. If you did not start at the beginning of the blog hop you're in luck as I have added everyone's links below.
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I have to say you would think floral cards would have been easy but I was just in a total creative rut, but then I remembered I had these sketch flowers from My Favorite things in my stash (Never been used --eek how bad is that) and this beautiful Spring Fling paper from Lawn Fawns the last release.
I knew I wanted to make that paper a pretty big focal point for these cards. That is why I decided to keep the cards very clean and simple all the way around, No techniques just paper stamps and some dies. I usually love playing around with techniques, inks, embossing powders etc but today it was about getting my crafty mojo back and kicking it old school so to speak.
To create these cards I pulled out my MFT wonky stitched dies, stitched rectangles die, Sketch blooms set, Lawn fawn Mom die, Lawn Fawn scripty mom die, Lawn Fawn colored cardstock multipack, and the spring fling paper both in 6x6 and 12x12 and went to town.
I am not going to lie, I sat there for a long time playing around with the paper and stamps really trying to see what I was going to do. Have you ever had days like that where you know you need to create something and you just sit there and ponder and ponder? How do you get yourself unstuck when you like this, do you look at websites, or sketches, watch Youtube videos. I would love to know :)
Once I decided what colors and patterns paper I wanted to use, I created the cards bases.
For the square card, I cut down white heavyweight cards stock to 5 x 10 scoring at 5 inches. From there I cut down black cardstock to 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 (large black square) 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 (Small black square) and 2¼ x 4¼ for the Black strip. I cut down the pink cardstock to 4¾ x 4 ¾ for the large square layer, and for the smaller square layer, I cut the pink to 3 2/8 x 3 2/8. The flower paper I cut to 4½ x 4½ and the pink patterned strip measures 2 1/8 x 4 1/8
As for the rectangle cards, I cut down heavyweight black cardstock to create a card that measures 4¼ x 5¼. I trimmed down white cardstock to 4 1/16 x 4 1/16, the pink to 4 x 5 and the pattern paper to 3 7/8 x 4 7/8.
I die cut the two layers stitched rectangles from black card stock and white. The size difference between the two left a bit more border then I wanted so I decided to cut down another layer of pink. While I had my die cutting machine out, I ran the mom die through several times using again the black and pink cardstock.
I stamped the flower images on to the white square and rectangle die cuts using some Lawn fawn inks and others from my stash. Once I was happy with everything, it was time to assemble. I layered numerous mom dies together slightly offsetting the black and the pink which made the word pop. I also ended up using a lot of foam tape for these cards as I wanted to give it some dimension as I kept them very simple. I used the remaining papers I had left to finish off the inside of the cards. (I will post a picture of the insides on Instagram, nancy_grace_creations)
I hope you found some inspiration and would love to know how you get out of your creative ruts.
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Have a beautiful weekend. May the crafty force be with you all :)