Monday, January 8, 2018

Gran’s Garden Card Collection Day 3

 Welcome to Day 3 and the final day of my Gran’s Garden Card Collection.  If you’d like to see Day 1 and Day 2, you can click HERE and HERE.
For my first card for today, I used the colors pure poppy, scarlet jewel, winter wisteria, royal velvet, simply chartreuse, ripe avocado and some shaded lilac distress ink for my background.  Like some of the cards I’ve been sharing from the last two days, I started out by blending on some color for my background, for this card I used some shaded lilac distress ink.  Next I added a white Single Stitched Line Rectangle Frame and then, I die cut the hello from white cardstock using the Hello There die and stamped my friend sentiment onto a Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips banner. After that I adhered my stems and flowers, popping up the top pure poppy flower with foam tape, and then added some iridescent sequins and red and purple Stickles to the centers of the flowers.
My second card was created much the same way as the card above except that I used a few different colors.  I used the colors pure poppy, scarlet jewel, harvest gold, summer sunrise, berry sorbet, canyon clay, simply chartreuse, smoky shadow and some wild honey distress ink for my background.  For my sentiment, I went with a simple white die cut hello using the Thanks & Hello die and added some yellow and orange Stickles to the centers of the flowers.
Above is a picture of all 8 cards that I’ve posted here on my blog over the last few days.  Each card was created with a white card base and either a white stitched frame or white scalloped panel so that the stamped flowers were the showcase of the card and popped.  I stamped a matching envelope for each card and made one set of 8 cards and two sets of 6 cards for a total of 20 cards.  
My first step in creating these cards was to die cut a bunch of the flowers and stems and then using my Misti tool, stamp them in different colors.  The Misti tool made it quicker and easier for me to stamp each of the flowers.  On a piece of 110lb cardstock, I arranged all of my flower dies fairly close together and die cut them then secured the negative die cut cardstock piece down inside my Misti tool.  That way all I had to do was to place my die cut flowers like a puzzle piece into the open space, ink up my flower stamp and stamp it (see photo below). 
In the picture above, you can see 6 of the original 8 cards I made lined up along the top and how I was doing an assembly line to recreate them. In the top photo you can also see how on the right two cards I swapped out the die cut Hellos and went with the die cut Celebrate Today die cuts from a PTI Make it Market Kit. In the photo below you can see how I blended on some of the ink/distress ink onto the pieces I needed and how I was laying out each of the pieces I needed to complete my cards.  You should be able to click on any of these pictures to enlarge them for a better view if necessary.
Well that’s it from me today!  If you have any questions about how I put together any of the cards from this collection just shoot me an email.

9 comments:

Lisa S. said...

Such beautiful work! Your cards are lovely and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards!

Scrapthat said...

SO gorgeous...all three days! TFS Lynn :D

Pauline said...

Lynn, they are all gorgeous!Gorgeous colour combos, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Thank you for showing how you created the assembly line and also giving all the colors used. Those who received these were so lucky! - Diane from Minnesota

Jennifer McAllister said...

Everything about these cards is beautiful. I’m certain anyone who doesn’t have Gram’s Garden is anxious now to get it!

jw said...

Beautiful cards - each and every one! Thank you for sharing your excellent post on how you created them. I find it so much easier to follow the process in a photo tutorial, as opposed to a video. Great job!

Amy Rohl said...

Oh wow, Lynn! All that beautiful in one place. I'm dying!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. How fun to have a big stash of cards. anyone would be so delighted to find one of those cards in their mailbox.

Kathy Mc said...

Appreciate all the details, Lynn! I need to pull that set out and play with different color combos and do assembly line stamping like you. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!