I started my blog a rare ruby about two years ago but was featuring poetry on there first. I discovered cardmaking accidentally in July 2014 and have since been a little out of control ;-) Currently, I’m finishing up my second master’s degree, passed my licensing exam and getting ready for my career to take off. I have lived in NJ for most of my life and have a large, close family. My interests include reading, writing, poetry, dancing, cooking, baking, and being around nature. My mother raised me to be a helpful and generous person, and cardmaking makes it so fun and easy to give people something I put together myself. It's funny that I have always wanted to be an artist, but I don't know how to draw. When I discovered stamps, it brought back that passion--except now I have images already drawn for me. :-)
Here is the card I came up for today's post. Vanessa is so amazing to work with! Her number one priority is customer satisfaction, and she's aware of what's hot in the crafting industry. Shipping turnaround is one of the top three factors for me when I place orders online, and her shipping is the fastest amongst all businesses that I know.
My card features some products that I couldn't wait to use: WPlus9 Botanical Bunch, WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Die, and Waffle Flower Crafts With Love Die.
First, I cut white cardstock using the scalloped mat die from WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Die. Then I stamped the larger floral arrangement from Botanical Bunch using a gold dye ink and colored in the flowers and leaves with Copic markers RV23, RV25, RV29, Y15, Y38, YG11, YG17, and G24.
I also stamped the individual stems in two corners. This set is so versatile, you can stamp almost any sentiment to go with the flowers. To give it a glossy look, I stamped the floral arrangement again in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.
For this card, I decided to use the "with love" die from Waffle Flower Crafts. I love the script! I die-cut it from pink and luxe gold cardstock and layered them on the bottom right. I cut out pink cardstock piece, slightly smaller than A2 size and attached the scalloped mat cardstock on top. This was really easy to put together. A simple but beautiful card!
P.S. Those cute little stars in the picture can be found here. Thank you for visiting!