Hello friends!  It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a sweet floral card featuring Sunny Studio Stamps new set, Lovely Lilacs. This stamp set is for those who do not like to color or want fast results quickly. With this clever layered stamping set, perfect lilacs are  easy to create every time you stamp. I am also using the two cute butterflies from the new Watering Can set for this layered card. I used Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock for the 5″ X 7″ card base, front panel, scallop borders and all the images.

To make this card, I started by adding a subtle gingham pattern check in white and gray to the background using one of the 6″ X 6″ pattern papers from my VERY favorite paper pad called, Subtle Grey Tones. Because my card is 7″ long and this paper is 6″ square, I had extra room at the bottom to add a few layers of scallops using the side edge of the Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace die. I die cut three and layered them below. A 1/8″ strip of white cardstock and a 1/2″ strip of polka dot paper from the same pad added the finishing touch to the background.

To make the floral wreath, I stamped all the layers of the lilacs (beginning with the “a” level) to make 3 of each blossom design. I used Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries. I tried a few different coloring sequence options so not all of the flowers are perfectly the same. For the branches, I used Walnut Stain and the leaves were done in Bundled Sage and Rustic Wilderness. I cut some of the flower blossoms and added foam tabs below to make them physically stand out from their leaves/branches for dimension. The six flowers were arranged into a wreath shape and attached. Pastel green jewels and a natural twine bow were added to the wreath design. I stamped “hello” and added the butterflies (stamped in Speckled Egg, accented with Copic BG75 and a white gel pen). Using a fine-tip brown marker and a ruler, I added faux stitching around the perimeter to finish the look.

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