Today I’m taking a break from my holiday cardmaking to share this sweet little card I created to cheer up a friend. This card features the Love Garden Sentiments stamp set that is part of the new Simon Says Stamp “To The Moon” release. I love this set! The variety of bold sentiments is amazing – “birthday wishes”, “hello”, “thanks”, and “sending love” – all are sentiments I use regularly. There are even smaller coordinating sentiments, some adorable butterflies, and, of course, a garden full of hearts. It’s truly an all-around set that can work for so many occasions (even Valentine’s Day, which will be here before you know it!).
To create this card, I started out by creating a mask for the heart shape that serves as the border for my garden scene. Once I had that in place, I stamped the heart garden and then created more masks for each of the little heart flowers and for the grass.
With all masks in place, I blended the clouds using the cloud portion of the Clearly Besotted Around About stencil. I removed the grass mask and ink blended the grassy area before removing the rest of the masks. I then colored the little heart flowers with Copic markers.
I stamped the sentiment and then used a Wonky Rectangle Stax die to cut out the panel.
For a little dimension and some shine, I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the heart flowers and glued on a few drip drops.
I mounted the panel onto the card front using foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp “To The Moon” release!
I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!
What a beautiful card. I’m sure it made your friend smile! I found you at Simon Says Stamp. I will see if I can subscribe if you have Instagram or a newsletter. I like your written instructions. I love videos and watch some everyday, But when making a card from a tutorial, I personally like written over video because I don’t have to keep finding where I was on the video. It interrupts
my concentration. At my age, it doesn’t take much. (Giggle)
Thank you so much, Linda! I’m glad you were able to find me at Simon Says Stamp! I don’t have a newsletter (yet), but I do have a Facebook page which I post to whenever I put out a new blog post. You can get to my Facebook page (if you are already logged into facebook) by searching for @jean.studiojd. I’m so glad you like the written instructions. I have debated about whether to keep doing them or not so it’s nice to know that people use them. 🙂