Sunday 2 August 2015

Floral Display Window Box Card

Another special birthday for another special lady, my husband's mum and my love of the Flower Patch set continued. I have had a previous 3D project I made with the Hardwood background stamp sitting in my craft room since I made it. If you have been following a while then you may remember that I made a little wooden window box using the Hardwood stamp which I then filled with flowers. You can see the original post here. It was the inspiration for this card as I loved the little wooden box and re-used the idea for the base of my flowers. It worked really well as the layered card gave this rather large card the stability it needed to stand confidently in pride of place.

If you would like to give this a try yourself, I stamped my Hardwood background onto Baked Brown Sugar (retired) card, but you could easily use some current tone of card from from the Neutrals Collection. I then cut my strips, picking out any of the design with knots of wood to make it a bit interesting. Next came some sponge daubing with the little sponge daubers from SU. Sponging the edges of the strips makes such a different to giving it a more authentic wood look. I also ran the sponges lightly across the wood design too for added effect.

The little grass is made with the fringe scissors. Great for adding texture and perfect for grass-effects. I am keeping these away from little hands as I am sure they are going to find their way into the kiddicraft box otherwise and there will be fringed edges everywhere!!

You must know by now from my previous posts the colour combinations on this one as I have found the combo that worked for me and this card was a continuation of the same colour theme. I layered my flowers up, some stuck with dimensional foam pads, on the card front and then carefully trimmed round the shape once done to give my card front the layered stacked effect. 

The Chalk Talk sentiment is retired unfortunately, but the die set is still in the current catalogue for the label shape. My sentiment was embossed in white onto black card, but there are now fabulous chalk marker pens chalk effect if you wanted to free-hand (yes I know, without stamps!??!). Otherwise there are other stamp sets in the current catalogue which co-ordinate with the chalk talk dies.

This card was a work of love so the back had the wooden window box finish on it too. The flowers look lovely stamped inside to finish it off too. You just cannot have too many flowers. I am starting to feel like the Summer sun is really going to start too with all these sunny colours!

I'll be back soon with something less flowery I think..........


There is a big long list here of products I used. Where there were retired items I have substituted for suggested alternatives (such as the Soft Suede card/colour instead of the retired Baked Brown Sugar).The list is longer as I have listed colours individually, but some belong to the same colour family so if you have the collection already you will have them already. The Chalk Talk set is retired so remember to look for something to put into your label if you choose to use the dies.

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