Ovals & Flowers Clean and Simple Card with Jenny

Catherine CP Designs, Floral, Gallery, Projects

Hi everyone, it's Jenny here and I'm so thrilled to be joining you courtesy of Catherine's Blog! Today I have a a classy and elegant card using the brand new Zen Garden release inks and Oval & Flowers Dies.  I hope you've been loving this release – I know I have had so much fun playing with it!

Zen Garden Blog Post Jenny Colacicco ATo create my card, I first trimmed a piece of White cardstock to 11″ x 4.25″ and scored at 5.5″.  I then placed the smaller Oval and the smaller scalloped oval from the Ovals & Flowers Dies onto the front, one inside the other, keeping them in place with masking tape.  I ran them through my die-cutting machine using the embossing sandwich (check your machine's instructions for the correct sandwich – on my Spellbinders Platinum 6 it goes: dies facing up, cardstock, tan mat, embossing plate).  When you remove the dies, there's a beautiful dry embossed frame!

When I snipped apart the dies in the Ovals & Flowers dies set, I didn't snip apart any of the flowers – this makes it super easy to run through a machine and not have lots of tiny dies everywhere (I will TOTALLY lose them!)  I ran through the bundle of flower dies in my die cut machine two or three times, using Premium White Cardstock.  I then used small sponge daubers and ink to color the die cuts.  I used Shea Butter for the centers (and some I left white), and for the petals I used Rose Petals (of course!), Sugared Lavender and Stone Blue.  The leaves were two-tone using Spruce and Seafoam.  I then added the centers to the petals using liquid adhesive.

Zen Garden Blog Post Jenny Colacicco BTo arrange my flowers, I created dimension using foam squares (sometimes doubling up for more interest) and arranged them around the embossed oval.   Finally, for the sentiment, I stamped this beautiful quote from the Faithful Flutterings stamp set using Sugared Lavender.  By the way, Catherine's inks stamp sentiments amazingly – they're so crisp!!

I hope you enjoyed the card!  If you have any questions, leave me a comment on Catherine's blog and I'll be sure to answer.  Have fun!

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