Spring is definitely here in Texas! The bluebonnets are blooming and the live oak trees are shedding their old leaves and the mesquite trees are sprouting. So I can’t help but continue to play with Close To My Heart’s Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet because it exudes ‘springtime’ to me.
I haven’t played with my Clear Scalloped Circle Cards in some time, so I grabbed one and got down to business last night.
To begin my card, I grabbed my copy of CTMH’s Wishes Card Confidence Program and chose a 4-1/2” circle card concept to create. These concepts work perfectly for either our regular circle cardstock cards or our clear scalloped circle cards. The one I decided to use is called ‘Inner Court’ featured on page 67.
I used the small flower pattern as the base for the inside of my card so that the front flap of the card would remain clear around the scalloped edges. The cardstock circles measure approximately 4” in diameter and I cut one each from Hollyhock Cardstock & White Daisy Cardstock. The inside circle on my card base is actually cut from one of my leftover scraps from a Sophia Level 1 Kit premade scrapbook page so I didn’t have to do any layering.
I did a little stamping on the front using a small flower stamp from the My Acrylix Stamp Set Heartfelt Treasures and for the inside sentiment I used a new stamp set I just received yesterday called Card Chatter – Sympathy…all stamped in Hollyhock Ink.
This concept calls for a 2-1/2” circle on the front of the card for the focal point, but instead, I cut a flower with it’s leaves from the large flower B&T Duos and added some White Daisy Bitty Brads for accent.
I created this card for a friend whose name starts with ‘P' (can’t reveal who it is before I send her the card…wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise) and used the ‘P’ Dimensional Elements Monograms and added two Sparkles at the base along with a Sparkle in the middle of the large flower. (Tip: add a dot of Liquid Glass to the back of your Sparkles to make the stick securely on your project…I hate when they pop off by accident.) I also sponged all the edges of all my paper with Hollyhock ink.
Now to finish my card with a personal message from me and drop it in the mail!
(Tip: When mailing dimensional cards, square cards or cards in clear envelopes, you will have to add additional postage because the USPS must process it by hand because the machines have problems processing them. It currently costs .20 cents more to mail them. I’m more than happy to pay the extra postage to share my handmade creations with others!)
I hope you have enjoyed this post and the tips I’ve shared. May you have a wonderful weekend!
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