Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re having a great week and you’re having nice Spring weather where you are! I’m absolutely thrilled to be guest designing again for Crafting By Designs! My ‘just because’ card with the mirror stamping was in the March Spotlight and I was invited to be a guestie! How awesome is that?!
I’m really excited to share my GD inspiration project for the Girls or Flowers challenge! I created a pop-up gift bag card using a somewhat CAS ‘positive/negative’ stamping technique. I really enjoyed creating this – I’m getting more into clean and simple cards and I love a navy blue and white color combo!
I am in love with this large dahlia flower stamp! I stamped it off the right side of the navy blue panel and heat embossed it in white. This is the ‘positive’ stamping. I die cut a stitched flag from vellum and stamped the wedding sentiment in navy blue ink, then added several flat-back pearls to complete the front.
I stamped the large dahlia flower in navy blue ink on each side of the gift bag I created from copy paper which is lightweight and won’t be bulky inside the card. The image on the gift bag is the ‘negative’ stamping.
I made handles for the gift bag out of white bamboo cord and embellished the entry holes with small navy blue and white punched circles. Yep, it looks like an ‘authentic’ gift bag, lol! So much fun! :)
I stamped the inside sentiment in navy blue ink and layered the white panel on navy blue cardstock.
Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania – #91 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring
Crafty Creations Challenges: #339 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: April Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #39 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: April Challenge – Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: April Challenge – Spring
The Crafty Addicts: #35 – Anything Goes/Add A Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stamp It Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 278/279 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, white copy paper
Stamps: SU Definitely Dahlia stamp, SU Floral Phrases stamp set
Ink: SU Night of Navy ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: SU 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
Accessories: MISTI, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will enter a project in our Girls or Flowers challenge this time! Thank you so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)