This stamp set is full of possibilities. There are different flower petals and leaves, animal options and even a baby pea in a pod. I went with the obvious for my first card - a flower!
This is a super easy card fold that has been around for a long time called a Panelled Easel card. It is made like a normal card but the front it cut into 3 panels. I made the 2 outside 4 cm in width. These 2 outside panels are adhered down and the middle one becomes an easel.
It looks nice flat (well nearly flat!) as well. I have layered Basic Black cardstock with pieces of Birthday Bouquet DSP.
Assembling the flower is really easy. I have some tips on how I do this in this post. I stamped and punched the petals onto Shimmery White cardstock, punched then coloured using an aqua painter and Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride ink pads. My most favourite new thing is my Wink of Stella pens. After my petals were dry I brushed the clear lightly over each one. I love the subtle effect. Blushing Bride glimmer paper sets off the centre. Remember to only adhere the flower to the bottom half of the easel section.
The back of the card has a simple message panel. I have used one of the free stamp sets that you can choose from in the Sale-a-bration catalogue called Perfect Pairings.
My next experiment with this set was to make a fish and a cat. Of course they needed a fish bowl to go in and some balloons from the Balloon Builder set. The Balloon Bouquet punch makes it so easy to punch the balloons.
I made a concertina piece to allow the card to easily stand up. The back of the tank has been embossed with the Softly Falling TEIF to give the idea of depth.
Of course every gold fish needs a Wink of Stella touch!
I couldn't resist adding a cat. His ears and paws are made from one of the small double petals.
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