Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Miss You Already post. We are going back to October 2017 today. This card was made for a dear friend and co-worker that was leaving us.
Miss You Already
Hello Everyone! Today I would like share a “We Miss You Already” card that I made for a very good friend of mine. We have been friends and work mates for 4 years, but she decided it was time to move on. I wish her nothing but the best and truly do miss her smile and laughter throughout the day.
To create this card, I used a few of the new toys I purchased from the Denver Scrapbook Expo; Arianna Blooms stamp and die set and the Ornate Borders and Pockets die set. All of the products were from my favorite booth – Heartfelt Creations!!
On a little side note, while visiting the booth and drooling over all of the amazing products and samples on display, I had the great pleasure of meeting Emma Lou, the creative director of Heartfelt Creations. She is as sweet in person and she is in her videos online.
To create the card I began by embossing a piece of 5 ¼” x 4” piece of velum with my Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug. It is difficult to adhere velum to any surface without the adhesive showing. There are claims that certain types of adhesive are “invisible”. Unfortunately, I have never had luck with those adhesives. I ran the entire sheet through my Xyron machine before attaching it to the Kraft colored card base from Recollections.
To create the flower I first stamped the image onto cream colored cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Before cutting the image with the matching die set, I used Memento ink in Cantaloupe to color the entire image.
After cutting out the flower layers a decision had to be made, how much dimension should there be?? Although this card was hand delivered, it was going to be passed around all of the employees so everyone could sign it. With that in mind, I decided to keep the flower as flat as possible. On the reverse side of each layer I embossed only the very edge of each petal using my McGill Flower Shaping Kit with a small stylist point.
Turning the flower over and using a larger stylist point, I applied a little bit of pressure around the center of each flower at the base of the petals.
When I finished this process on all three layers I glued them together. To get a more realistic look, each layer was staggered and glued with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue. To add a bit of bling, I glued a silver gemstone to the center of the flower.
I wanted to create a background for the flower. I chose one of the dies from the Ornate Borders and Pocket set. This was centered on a piece of cream colored textured cardstock. I first cut out the center of the shape.
Using the corresponding top cut die from the set, I centered it above the first to cut away the extra paper.
To create the mirror image I repeated the procedure again underneath the first.
Using my scissors I clipped the excess paper away, leaving the little tail that appear to wrap around the velum.
To adhere this layer I ran it through my Xyron machine before putting it in place. The flower was glued down with some of the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue and card was finished.
My friend really liked the card! I do miss her though, and although I wish her the best, I sure do wish she would come back!!
Thank you so much for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Miss You Already post. Even though this was a fun card to put together, it was difficult. Getting the die from the Ornate Borders and Pocket set lined up for a mirror look took some time. It was totally worth it in the end though.
Have a fantastic weekend and I will see you again real soon!
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