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We're featuring two sets today -- both of them flowers (my favorite type of image). As with yesterday's post, I have a regular card for each set and then something else. My card for Coneflowers is actually a set of four notecards.
Because these are one-layer cards and Copic markers tend to bleed through card stock (unless it's really heavyweight), I stamped the images on another piece of card stock, colored them and then carefully cut them out. I ran the cut-outs through my Xyron and glued them down. I measured in 1/2" on all four sides and drew a fine line with my journaling pen to create a "frame" around the edges.
My second project using this set is also a card, but it's a bit more elaborate. It's called a Cascading Card.
I made the card base using a tutorial which actually appeared in an issue of Card Maker magazine last year. Then I stamped, colored and cut out the flowers, placing them strategically within the folds of the card. I added some leaf die-cuts and punched out branches then added the butterflies, which are glued to strips of acetate.
The second set for today is Roses. For my card, I stamped the rose three times on a piece of card stock. The image actually includes two leaves, but I cut them off because I wanted to use the die cuts behind the rose.
I cut out the roses --one full one and two partial ones so that I could create a paper-tole flower. You can see the layers here:
While it's a 3-D project, my second "card" can actually be flattened and mailed in an envelope. Here it is "unopened."
But, when you open it up, it's actually a bouquet of flowers in a box.
I used the smaller rose from today's set along with a couple of lily-of-the-valley and leaf diecuts. I added a few punched-out butterflies on acetate strips and two of the many sentiments from this set.
Be sure to check out all of today's blog hop and see what the rest of the team has created with these pretty sets.