Three weeks ago I showed you an idea for decorating a Kraft bag with a stamped and coloured panel. I loved the simplicity of this idea and thought it would make a great greetings card too. So today before the heat of the day becomes unbearable I decided to give it a try. Despite using the same ink and Stampin’ Blends colours, the Very Vanilla envelope and card liner look quite different to the front panel. But even so I’m delighted with the finished result of this simple Sunday project.
ORIGINAL KRAFT PANEL
As this was inspired by the kraft bag project I began my card with that original panel.
I started by cutting a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Kraft Paper. Then from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set I chose the large floral spray image. Using Early Espresso ink I stamped most of the image in the bottom left corner of the kraft piece. After re-inking the stamp, I stamped a smaller section of the image in the top right corner of the paper. Then I repeated this stamping on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
As before I went back to the Cottage Rose Stamp Set for the “Best wishes” sentiment and stamped it beside the main image on the Kraft layer using Early Espresso ink.
Now I just needed to colour the images using the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Unlike the bag project I decided to use both the dark and light markers. So using the dark one I coloured just over the shaded parts of the flower petals. Then I coloured the rest of the images using the light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
With the colouring complete I was ready to put my project together.
First I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Soft Suede Card, and with the long side at the top I scored it at 4-1/4″. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I added the decorated Very Vanilla layer to the inside of the card base.
That just left the front of the card to finish and for that I needed a 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso Card. Using liquid glue I mounted the Kraft panel onto it, and then attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added some Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots around the larger image and my card was complete.
I have to say that I still love the simple sepia effect of this colour scheme. However I’m now thinking I should try this design with brighter colours. What do you think? Maybe I should give that a try while hiding from the heat of the day…
If you missed the original gift bag project you’ll find it in my blog post Rose so simple.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cottage Rose Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Cottage Flowers Dies (not used today). Buying the two products using the single ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore that option.
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