In Sympathy

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope your week is going great so far! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #59 – June Anything Goes! I taught myself how to make Foamiran flowers a while back and this is actually the very first one I created which I think turned out pretty darn well for my first attempt! They are so stinkin’ fun – I probably won’t ever buy anymore ready-made flowers, lol!

I cut my typical A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom left corner this time. I cut layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and blue cardstock, adhered them together and then to the card base. I cut a connected oval die cut from metallic silver cardstock and adhered it to the front panel. I stamped the sympathy sentiment in blue ink in the center of the die cut. I adhered the foamiran flower and several leaves die cut from Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock (and inked with Ranger mowed lawn distress ink) to a 3/4″ punched circle. I found that adhering these large flowers with leaves to a punched circle makes it cleaner and easier to adhere to the card front.

I stamped a small bird, also from the Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set, and cut it with the coordinating Birdcage die set, and layered it on several more plain die cuts for dimension, then adhered it to the flower. The finishing touch was the addition of several blue flat-back pearls in the upper right corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished the right side of the panel with some leftover strips of metallic silver and blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment in blue ink, and layered the panel on blue cardstock. I love using cardstock scraps in unique ways! ;)

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! As mentioned, these foamiran flowers are so much fun to make and they really pack a wallop to a card front!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Silver cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Marina Mist ink, Ranger mowed lawn distress ink
Dies/Punches: Whimsy Stamps Peony Flower die set, Whimsy Stamps Connected Oval die, Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Dark Blue and Dark Green Foamiran, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, hot glue gun, Studio 112 blue flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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