Saturday, 14 January 2023

Create an inky background card with Flower Flourish dies and a great sentiment...

Hello crafters! I hope you're all well. This is Dani again - I took a break from making the big 'C' cards and made some cards for my personal gifting stash. We always give occasion cards don't we, but I think its just as, if not more so, important to send a card just so the recipient knows you're thinking of them ❤️ 

These flowers are just perfect for any occasion, certainly great for letting someone know you're here should they need you. That's what I did here..... 

I took a piece of White card and cut it out using a layering die from an A2 stitched effect layering die set. (it was the second largest and approx 5mm smaller round each edge than a US A2 card size of 5.5in x 4.25in)

I then flipped this over and placed it on a foam mat. Using a small ball tool, I imprinted a simple border around approx 1cm in from the edge. This gives the card panel a subtle embossed border. 


Then, I cut a piece of White Super Smooth card down to approx 15mm smaller round each edge than the initial card panel.
I layed down Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide to the top 3rd of this. I went in with Peacock Feather's to the middle, blending with the Salvaged Patina. Lastly, I went in with Villainous Potion and applied this to the bottom 3rd, blending with Peacock Feathers as the colours met. I went back and forth with each 2 colours until I was happy with their blend.

TOP TIP: always use a super smooth cardstock when ink blending. The ink moves more freely and thus leading to a smoother blend.


I then took the Flower Flourish PD8013 https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/flower-flourish-die-set/ and cut the 2 smaller sizes 2 times each from both plain white card stock and white glitter card stock. 

I stuck down both of my card panels to my A2 card blank using foam tape, blended panel on top. (I'm really enjoying layering up several layers using foam tape as opposed to the one layer I usually would - I love the depth it gives!). 
I glued the centre of the intricate flower to its corresponding full flower and manipulated the petals so they were more 3d. I laid these out on my blended panel to find a pattern I liked, then stuck them down when I was happy. 


Finally, I added a sentiment. I heat embossed the 'here for you' sentiment from PD8043 Spring Wishes 



That completes the card! 



I really love these flowers and recommend them as a basic stash item ❤️ 

You can see more from me at www.instagram.com/dani_doodles_

Until next time, take care. 

Dani xx

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