Hello friends. It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a floral card using the new Watering Can stamps and coordinating dies and Lovely Lilacs stamps and dies by Sunny Studio Stamps. I am also using the Woodgrain Embossing folder and the Icing Border dies.

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I stamped (using all the image layers in the sets) and die cut the water can and lilacs. I used Distress Oxide Inks for the stamping. Once they were dry, I added a little more “vintage dinge” using my Copics. 🙂 Here’s the list of colors I used:

  • Watering Can: Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks. I also used Copics in YR27, YR24, E57, E44, W1 and W3 for the aged and rusty spots.
  • Lilacs: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Saltwater Taffy, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn. I also used Copics in R22 and YG67.
  • Butterfly: Copics in R24, R22, R20 and Y21.
  • Woodgrain Ledge: I hand drew the graining and colored it in E59, E57, E55, E43, E53 and W4.

I  assembled the floral bouquet. I added foam tabs under the front two lilacs to make them stand out from the background florals. It adds nice dimension to the bouquet, too.

For the A7 card front panel background, I used the Woodgrain Embossing folder on the top and three strips of the Icing Border dies at the bottom, allowing room for the woodgrain strip in between. I attached the ledge and watering can to the background. I also added subtle shadowing around the can’s base using W6, W3 and W1 Copics.

I wanted to include a sentiment, but did not have room for one so I added a small notecard to the floral bouquet instead. I cut a notecard to measure 1-1/2″ wide X 7/8″ tall when folded. I added more leftover icing border die cuts to the front and then the butterfly from the Watering Can set.

Inside the notecard, I stamped the “Thinking of you” phrase from the Watering Can set. I stamped it twice, masking the words to create a 2-line phrase to fit inside. I think a mini card is a nice way to add a sentiment to a big card!

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