Blossoms in Bloom Hello Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Spring will be here soon and the blossoms of many beautiful flowers will come to life. Sweet smells will fill the air and beautiful fluffy clouds will grace the skies.  Share the beauty of the season with everyone with this fresh, new design on the cards you make.

Cut a piece of cardstock to create a 5” x 7” card base.  This card will open on the top so be sure the fold that was created with the scoring board is on top before you begin.  Also, cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 6” x 4 ½”.  A flowered pattern is exceptionally nice to bring out the design, but you can choose a solid or any pattern that you’d like to use.

Now, add 2 colors of blue ink- one light colored and one dark colored) next to each other on your craft mat.  Punch a cloud using the Extra Large Cloud Icon Punch by Marth Stewart from a piece of cardstock to use for your template. Use some repositionable tape to hold it down.  Place it on a piece of 5 ½” x 4” of cardstock and using the blending tool in a circular motion pick up both ink colors and slowly move onto the paper.  Lift the cloud and move it over and repeat this step.

Add some light green and dark green ink to the mat and use the blending tool again in a circular motion to pick up some of both inks and move it onto the bottom of the paper to create a grassy area.  If you would like, to make sure that you don’t go to high into the sky area, use the edge of a scrap piece of paper to cover the sky and then go back in and lightly go over any areas that have been left white between the two areas.  This, also, helps to create a horizon line as seen in the picture.

Adhere the patterned paper to the card base using a tape runner and then adhere the scene to it.  Add a piece of 3 dimensional adhesive to the back of a second cloud and attach it to the scene.

Die cut the fence and several flowers two in each color of cardstock used and the leaves using the Flowers and Fence die set by Sizzix and a die cutting machine.  Stamp the flower center from the die set onto half of the flower and attach it to the second half using a glue pen.  Add some depth to them by using a stylus in the center to curve the edges.  If you don’t have an embossing pad, use several layers of foam sheets and place the flowers on top to emboss.

Stamp the sentiment, using an acrylic block and ink pad, into the corner to finish the card.

Don’t wait for spring to begin, start making all of the cards you will need now so you’ll be ahead of the game to go outside and enjoy the season.  This simple design makes a quick card for any occasion whether it’s to say, “Hi” or “happy birthday.”  Be sure to make some extras for those unexpected occasions that may arise so you’ll be ready with a beautiful card to give!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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