flowers and sunshine

Hello crafty friends. As well as crafty, I’m hoping you’re also friends with great naming ideas too, because I’m starting a new series today, and I don’t yet have a name for it. PLEASE comment below if you have an idea. I’ll write a little more about this at the end. I’m making three cards, which is nothing unusual for me, but I’m trying to keep one of them to 5 minutes, so that there is a quick option for those who need a card in a hurry, then one mid length, and one with no limit. Today I’m using the Moira flower die from Paper Rose Studio as my feature item to make the three cards from. Here are the cards.

I have created a video of the whole process, so you can see here what I got up to in more (and, frankly, chattier) detail.

The first card is the five minute wonder. I’ve used patterned paper that had a rainbow design already on the paper, so I could get a range of colours with just one cut. This one is called Really Rainbow, and you’ve seen plenty of it on this blog before. I then layered these up with a sentiment from the Big Black and White Sentiments pack, for a very quick and graphic card.

Next, I made a card, that I would call a mid range card, as far as time goes (about 30 minutes). I rummaged through my scraps and found a bunch of papers in greens, blues, and yellows (With one teeny tiny splash of silver, a failed alcohol ink experiment and some white leftover flowers from another card). I cut a bunch of flowers in these colours and layered them up. I then placed these flowers onto a white card base, working from opposite corners of the card.

Once I had everything placed, mostly hanging off the edge of the card, I trimmed the excess. The sentiment comes from the Really Rainbow paper pack that the first flowers are from, and I just popped that up with foam tape.

The final card in the series has no time limits. It’s hard to say how long this one took to make because I was back and forward to it in between other commitments. (Does anybody else craft like that?) This card could be made with coloured paper, but I chose to cut the flowers from white card, and colour them with Copic Markers. I don’t have a big range of coloured paper, especially as I’m downsizing ready to move back to Australia.

For the background of this card, I used the Slimline Card Creator 2 die from Paper Rose Studio, and tucked my cut and rainbow coloured cards all through and around it. I added a sentiment from the Big Black and White sentiments pack from Paper Rose, tucking it behind. As a final touch, I added some of Paper Rose’s Liquid Sparkle to the flower centers with a small paintbrush.

If you have any great ideas for this series, please let me know. I will take one product, and use it three ways, always with one card that can be achieved in 5 minutes, then a mid length and a longer card. A name that reflects the times would be great, but it doesn’t have to be that.

Until next time, stay safe my friends.

Blessings

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
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SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Big Black and White sentiment sheets
Paper Rose Big Black and White sentiment sheets
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PRS | SBC | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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O | SSS
Paper Rose Really Rainbow paper collection
Paper Rose Really Rainbow paper collection
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PRS | SBC
Paper Rose Moira Flower die
Paper Rose Moira Flower die
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PRS | SBC
Slimline Card Creator 2 Circles
Slimline Card Creator 2 Circles
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PRS | SBC
Paper Rose Studio liquid sparkle
Paper Rose Studio liquid sparkle
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PRS
Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Memento Tuxedo Black marker
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SSS
Paper Rose Slimline Cards and Envelopes
Paper Rose Slimline Cards and Envelopes
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PRS

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