Hi everyone! I’m back with another card featuring the Sweet Friendship stamp set from the Meraki Hugs release. It is fun to find ways to stretch your supplies and use them in different ways. I usually love reaching for my Copic markers or watercolors, but I wanted to try coloring in a different way for this card.
I started by stamping individual flower stamps multiple times on heavyweight, white cardstock in a variety of Catherine Pooler inks. In the same color as the outline, I ink blended over each flower stamp using slightly heavier pressure in the center of the flower than the petals. To add depth, I used a matching colored pencil to draw in petal folds and veins.
To make the card front, I used a basic circle die to cut a circle from the center-top of an A2 sized panel of heavyweight, white cardstock. I used one stencil in the Waffle Flower Stripe Plaids Trio to create the stripes.
I arranged my images behind the die cut circle, adhering some flowers directly to the card front and others to the card base for variety. I made sure there was enough space to stamp the circular sentiment included with the Sweet Friendship stamp set. I also stamped one of the leaf stamps several times to fill in gaps. After I was happy with the arrangement, I popped up my card front with foam tape and adhered it to my card base. Finally, I added some coordinating sequins and a twine bow to finish my card.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!