Spring Blessing Greeting Cards
Hi friends, welcome back to another blog post! Spring has Sprung, and on today’s blog I’ll be sharing with you some Spring Blessing cards that I made to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge Group. As I was creating these card I also wanted to send many Spring Blessing to all of you, wishing you all have a wonderful Spring season. So without further ado let’s jump into the blog!
For the first 2 cards I started by lightly tapping over watercolor paper a combination of Nuvo Shimmer Powders in the colors:
— Solar Flare
— Catherine Wheel
— Cherry Bomb
Then, I used a Mist Spray bottle to add water, once the water was added I let the powders infuse each other, and I set them aside to give them sometime to dry.
For the first card I used the solid shimmery background. Although, I loved so much the vibrant colors I decided to trimmed down a piece of vellum to mute a little bit their vibrancy. Once I had the card panel pieces ready I started the die cutting.
For the die cuttings I used the new Dahlia Steam along with Spring Blessing dies both from the new Fresh Bloom release.
So as you can see I used both dies to die cut out of white card stock. After the die cutting was done I adhered the Dahlia, and the Spring Blessings to the vellum along with a few crystal clear sequins. After they were adhered, I adhered the vellum to the shimmery background that soon after I adhered to an A2 size white side folding card base. To finish this card off I covered the Dahlia and the Spring Blessing with shimmer by using the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, and last but certainly not least I covered the Spring Blessing with Glossy Accent just to add a little bit of glossy finishing touch.
For the second card I die cut out of the shimmery background the Spring Blessings, and the Dahlia as you can see in the picture above. Because I wanted them to be the focal point of the card, I created a subtle background panel by white heat embossing the Outline Leaves Background stamp with Opaque Bright White embossing powder.
Once the background was white heat embossed I adhered it to an A2 size white side folding card base. Soon after, I adhered the Spring Blessing and the Dahlia Stem die cuttings to it. To finish this card off I adhered a few clear sequins in the same spots as the first example just to keep the same idea for both cards.
For the second example I used a different color combination, and design. However, I kept the same Spring vibe sentiment as you can see in the pictures above. So, for these cards I started by lightly tapping over watercolor paper a combination of Nuvo Shimmer Powders in the colors:
— Atlantis Burst
— Green Parade
Then I repeated the same step as the first example, by spraying water for the colors to infuse each other. Once the colors were infused, and the card panels were dry out I ran throughout the die cutting machine the Cluster Leaves, and the Outline Cluster Leaves dies as I was planning to use them together.
For the first card I die cut out vellum the Clustered Leaves, and I die out white card stock the Outline Clustered Leaves. In the meantime I also die cut out of white card stock the Spring Blessing. Once all of the die cuttings were done I adhered both of the Cluster Leaves to the card panel. After the Leaves were adhered I also adhered the white die cutting Spring Blessings to it.
Soon after, I adhered the card panel to an A2 size side folding white card base. However, I decided to trimmed down probably a 1/4” the card panel so I could added a piece of gold strip to break up a little bit the blue, and green. To finish the card off, I adhered a bow that I had tied up from hemp cord, also I adhered 2 white pearls for the tittles of the i, and of course crystal clear sequins here and there to add some shine.
For the second card, I die cut out of vellum once againg the Clustered Leaves, and I die cut out of the other shimmery colored background the Outline Clustered Leaves. Once they were cut out I adhered them both to the card panel. After, they both were adhered I decided to inlay a few of the leaves as you can see in the picture above.
As for the Spring Blessings I decided to die cut out of white card stock as my idea was to leave it white. But I ended up gold embossing it, and for that I used Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder for the gold embossing part. To finish the card off I adhered the card panel to an A2 size white side folding card base, and I adhered a few clear sequins here and there to add shine.
Note: For the last 2 examples I decided to heat emboss the Sending sentiment at the very last minute to compliment the Spring Blessings die cutting. (the sentiment was from the Four Season Sayings stamp set.)
I hope you’ve had a great time here with me, as always I appreciate the time you take to read the blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were purchased from.
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Dahlia Stem Waffer Die
Spring Blessing Waffer Die
Clustered Leaves Die
Outline Clustered Laeaves Die
Outline Leaves Background Stamp
Four Seasons Sayings Stamp Set
Embossing Ink Pad
Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder
Nuvo Shimmer Powders
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Lucy’s Cards Eggshell Pearls
Lucy’s Gold Jewels
Moonshine Crystal Clear Sequins
Neenah Classic Crest #110
Neenah Smooth Solar White #80
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