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It’s always lovely to receive a message from a friend, especially those who are further apart. Let your friends know just how much you care with this fun, sentimental card.
Begin by creating your card layers, for the base of the card I have used a 7” x 7” watercolour card blank. Next a black card layer measuring 6 ¾“ x 6 ¾“, followed by a kraft card layer measuring 6 ½“ x 6 ½“ and finally a white watercolour card layer measuring 6 ¼“ x 6 ¼“. To the centre of the white watercolour card layer, cut a circle aperture using a die. The circle I have cut measures 4¼ “ across. You can, of course adjust these measurements to suit your design.
Select your sentiments for the card, here I have used a stamp to highlight the theme of the card. Stamp your chosen sentiment to the centre of the kraft card layer in black archival ink. Sprinkle the ink with clear embossing powder and set with a heat tool to give a raised and shiny finish.
Mount the mat and layers of the card, as shown, fixing them in place with double sided tape.
Next, add a border to the top layer of the card. Use a black permanent pen to draw a double line around the edge of the card, the style of the border takes inspiration from some of the markings seen on the papers used in this design.
Die cut a selection of flower dies in a variety of shapes and sizes. I have chosen vintage maps to add to the theme of the card, however you can select whatever patterned paper you wish. I always like to cut more than I need and save them for future projects.
Build a frame of flowers around the circle aperture on the card front. Plan out your design first, giving more weight to the flowers on the bottom left of the card. Ensure a good mix of flower shapes and sizes. When you are happy with your layout stick the flowers in place using glue.
To finish, mount the card front on foam pads and fix to the card base.