My challenge was to created a set of six cards that would be appropriate for a male to give using components from three of the classes I took in Level 1. The components I chose were All About Layering 1/2, Easy Die Cutting Techniques and Celebrations: Stencil Techniques.
The first step was stamping the image I chose to use for the six cards. The outline image was stamped from the Build-A-Flower: Poppy stamp set using Jet Black ink.
Then, I chose a different color for each flower using these ink families from Altenew: Lapis Lazuli, Enchanted Garden, Delectable Delights, Floral Ink Set, Sunflower Field, Golden Sunset, Gentleman's Gray and Green Valley. Once stamped, I used the matching dies to cut them out.
After the flowers were all done, I used the Wavy Grid Stencil to create a background for the flowers. Then, stamped a sentiment on each one. Each card has a different sentiment.
Here's a close up of one of the cards. After the stenciling was done, I added some small spatters before gluing the layer to the black card base..
I used foam tape to attach the flowers to the card front. Yes, I know, I use a lot of it. But as you can see, I buy a big roll of it.
Here is a view of all six cards. Each has a different color and sentiment.And, here we have all six of the finished cards. There is a birthday card, a thank you card, a just a note card, an I love you card, a thinking of you card and a Happy Mother's Day card.
I also included the envelopes and stamped one of the small flower images from the stamp set on the back of the envelope using Jet Black ink.
I placed the cards and envelopes in a recycled acetate box and wrapped some twine around the box.
It was a fun set to create and I think I'm going to gift this to my son so he has some cards to give his wife throughout the year.
Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.