I initially created this card for a challenge on StampTV, but it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!
It was extremely simple to make, and very quick.
This is what I did:
Cut a scalloped oval for the behind the main image using design paper (dp). Cut a circle using the matching dp for the black spiral flower. I stamped the image on white cardstock, then cut it using an oval die. I glued the image stamped cardstock onto the background paper, then glued them down onto the black cardstock.
For the flower, I made a flower from ribbon, using this method shown on Card-Making-Magic.com (very, very simple!). After I’d made my flower, I folded the circle dp into half, then half again, and kept going until I could fold no more. The reason for this was to give the circle some dimension instead of it laying flat on the card. I then opened it out and scrunched it up in my hand just a little.
I then punched a hole in the centre of the circle, added a pearl brad to the spiral flower, pushing it through both the ribbon and the circle dp. Initially I only put the brad through the ribbon, but the spikes from the brad could be seen. By pushing it all the way through, it was hidden behind the dp.
Next I added foam/padded doublesided tape (dimensional blocks) to give it some height. I did the same thing with the greeting to make it stand out as well. (I can some Distress Ink around the edges of the greeting before attaching it.)
Last but not least, I added some half pearls to the bottom right hand corner – basically because I felt it looked bare!
That’s it – as I said, quick and easy!
Supplies and Equipment Used for this card:
*You may already have some or all of these items in your stash. As always, use replacements if necessary.
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