Hi friends!  I’m so glad you joined me, Joy today for a fun floral card using the Spring Bouquet Slimline digital stamp set.  I love this stunning floral and find it to be perfect for all occasions.  Here I made it into a friendship or encouragement card, but I think using it on a wedding card would be stunning too.  I am curious, how would you use it?  I decided to make a simple stenciled background to accent the Spring Bouquet Slimline and will give you tips along the way on how to do it.

Like I mentioned, I wanted to create a background that complimented the beautiful Spring Bouquet Slimline digital stamp, with a classic, but distressed look. I used the Arty Stripe stencil which measure 4×6 inches, but with creative placement was able to use on a slimline card.

I lined up the stencil in the bottom corner of the slim line panel diagonally and carefully dragged a Versamark pad over it. I then heat embossed the area with gold powder, and repeated that three times to cover the panel.

Tip #1 slimline cards measure 7×8.5 inches and you score at 3.5 on the 7 inch side. Your card base then is 3.5×8.5 inches

Tip #2 Pretreat your cardstock with an anti static tool before inking your panel so that the powder only sticks where you want it.

For my front card panel, I printed the Spring Bouquet Slimline image on to smooth card stock and colored it with Copics. The trick to coloring vibrant floral images is to us a very dark marker so that you have plenty of contrast. I used the flicking technique on these flowers to achieve the rounded effect on the petals. Since I wanted a black background to make the flowers pop, I cut the image with my scan n cut. My machine cut some of the greenery away due to the thin lines, but I took that opportunity to strategically pop them up to make a textured card. To correct the fact I printed on white paper I took a black Copic to color between the flowers and leaves.

My final touches to make the Spring Bouquet Slimline stand out, I matted them on black and gold card stock layers and lightly distressed the layers with a scissors blade. I recommend a stich ripper tool, but I’m a rebel. lol I printed a sentiment from the Floral Catcher stamp set and die cut into a banner. I almost forgot I added gold rhinestones because every card needs bling!

Okay I think that pretty much sums up this beautiful, but easy to create cards! I hope this inspires you to take a look at the Joy Clair Designs Shop today!

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