Here is the card I made using Joanna Sheen's RHS 'Hydrangea' Stamp set. It has not only the stunning flower itself but a beautiful butterfly and great 'all-round' occasion sentiment. If you click on the pictures for a closer look you will able to see how I stamped the butterfly on my background card and then swirled perfect pearls over them to create a very subtle backdrop for the main focal point. The card shape is basically a long strip of card where I folded the ends in to meet in the middle creating the gate fold effect. I cut another strip, this time thinner, and made a band to slip snuggly over the card. I added some sheer ribbon to the band before adhering the large scalloped circle (cut using Nestabilities) and then the circle.
I stamped and embossed the flowers. This time I coloured them with Copic markers and added a touch of glitter to the centre of each tiny flower head. I carefully cut the image out and shaped it before adhering with Pinflair Glue gel. I made a little butterfly in the same way but gave him tiny wire antennae and added a blob of pearl paint to the ends.
The inside consists of matting and layering with some lovely pearl paper. Again I stamped the butterfly image randomly over the final panel and swirled over with perfect pearls. I love how the effect differs so much on dark and light card. I stamped the sentiment and layered it up using pieces of card cut using my label Nestability set. I used an embossing tool to add the embossed detail around the edge of the label shapes with the die still in place. Using the border this created I glittered all around the edge. I finished off the inside of the card with a sweet little ribbon bow.
Thank you so much for looking.
Ciao for now!