Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Lots of Love

In the world of card making florals are always very popular and this challenge brings out the best in florals! Welcome to my Design Team card blog for The Card Concept #154 Happy Mother's Day:
I was inspired by the jar of flowers and the colors of pink and green for my Clean and Layered Card. 
The overall size of this card is 8 1/2" X 3 1/2". I used Whimsy Stamps Slimline Scenic Countryside Die Set to create the frame with mitered corners!
I made the background (using the center panel of the slimline die) with Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Cable Knit stencil and's Diamond Stitched Stencil. I had to double up the Cable Knit stencil since it is 6 1/2" long, but I knew the jar and flowers would cover any mismatching. Ink blended Distress Ink Twisted Citron with Altenew's Large Ink Blending Tool:

I only have one of these large ink blending tool and find it works very well. I save it for when I have a large area in basically the same color. In this instance it was perfect.
The jar was cut with Sizzix's 2 pc. Jar Framelit #664890. I used The Stamp Market Bubble Gum Premium Dye Ink to ink blend in from the sides in an attempt to make it look more rounded. The sentiment was from The Stamp Market Most Wonderful 8 pc. stamp set that came with a recent card kit and is unfortunately no longer available.
The flowers are from The Stamp Market Field Flowers Stamp set and coordinating die.

To stamp the flowers and leaves I used all 5 of my colors from The Stamp Market: Cotton Candy, Peach, Bubble Gum, Raspberry and Leafy. I love pink and green together and was so pleased with the way the flowers turned out. This stamp set has 21 pieces with 2 to 3 stamps for each flower. By layering colors you can give more dimension to the image.
My one suggestion for these type of flowers with long stems, is to die cut the flower first before stamping. Use a stamp positioner such as the MISTI to place the negative piece in the corner and then the put the positive piece back. Line up the stamp on top of the positive/negative set, close the lid, open and ink and stamp. 
Why this way? Long images in photopolymer or clear stamps are flexible and may not get stamped perfectly to fit the die. If you like to mass produce images, the is a quick way to get the job done perfectly. 

I tied some gold twine around the jar and adhered a tiny bow cut from gold glitter card stock. Lastly the 2 cute little butterflies came from SugarPea Designs Floral Envie set. Don't overlook the tiny images in your sets. They can add so much to the overall design of a card.

Thanks for sticking to the end with me. I hope you have a chance to play along with us at The Card Concept #154 Happy Mother's Day!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a gorgeous card Anita! I love everything with mason jars and this is no exception. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. So fun to find another crafter from Buffalo. Enjoy that warm southern weather!!

  2. I LOVE your beautiful tall bouquet!! Such lovely flowers in that sweet jar!

  3. Our church has a ministry that has incorporated card making and I will be using this example for next month. Thank you!

    Please, tell me how you inked the blooms separate from the stems. Did you mask?

    1. Hi. No I did not mask. In my blog post I explained how I did it.
      Since the flowers are a die, I cut the flowers first out of white cardstock, keep it in the negative in my MISTI and position with stem first, ink in green and stamp all the flower stems at once. Then I positioned the floral top and stamp all them the same way for the first layer and repeat for the second layer.
      If you just stamp the stems they may not be the same position as they die cut, so this is the way to do it. I've done this with a class before but it required the Stampin' Up stamp positioner. You can do it with the MISTI but the MISTI doesn't have removeable plates, so you would have to do all the stems first, then the florals. Makes it harder. If you need more discussion, I'd be happy to talk with you. Leave a phone # and I will call you.



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