Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In Bloom | Friendship with Heather H.

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards to share a couple of floral cards with some of the lovely new sets from the most recent release. Aren't they all AMAZING? I just can't get enough of them!

To start with, I paired up the lovely In Bloom: Addie's Garden with some of the wonderful sentiments from The Big, the Bold, and the Comfort:


I stamped one of the flowers, then masked it off to give the effect of another one tucked behind. I then colored them in with Copic markers. I stamped the large "prayers" in soft gray ink, then built and stamped the rest of the sentiment in black. It felt like it needed a little something to tie it together, so I trimmed off a bit on the front, added a thin strip of black, then another strip that I had colored in with the same Copics for a perfect color match!


Next, I tried out a technique I have been wanting to try for forever:


Took me the LONGEST time to figure out how to do this - but I love how simple it is, and it is such a fun effect! I stamped out a big cluster of blooms from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet - designed by Joni Andaya. Once I was satisfied with my pattern, I die cut In a Word: Friend Cutaway out of the center of it, then replaced it with a simple white die cut that I had done before. I then adhered the first one back over the top with foam adhesive. I stamped the rest of my sentiment using The Big, the Bold, and the Friends, and finished off with a nice thick coat of Glossy Accents on the die cut "Friend" just to make it pop a little extra!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day!


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14 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous!!!!! I especially love the 2nd one...awesome awesome!

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  2. These are beautiful and I love the dimension of the Friend die on the second card. Fabulous!

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  3. Two gorgeous cards, Heather! The first is a soft, gentle sympathy card. Your second is a floral friend delight. Inspired and inspiring!
    ~c

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  4. Fab cards Heather :) Love both but i really love the bold colours on the friend card.
    Kate xx

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  5. I just LOVE your floral friend card! Absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Both cards are lovely beyond belief!!! Love the soft florals and the bold words!!! Super impressive!!

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  7. beautiful cards!! love them both

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  8. such beautiful cards! love the colors and the florals

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  9. Great idea to GA the die cut. It really stands out.

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  10. What beautiful cards you created!!!

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  11. Love them both, so very pretty!!

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  12. Heathers cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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