July 02, 2009

Lavender Flower Soft Card

Finally, the last sympathy card. I made this over a week ago, but I am spacing out my posts! I love posting ahead and your work magically pops up! So cool! I love this stamp for adding Flower Soft. I think it can look like lupines but more closely resembles larkspur because larkspur is a looser shape like this image. I found that I much prefer using a NON two-way glue (dries to repositionable) with Flower Soft. flower soft sympathy Some people were recommending SU! Two-Way glue but I found it was still sticky after drying if even a tiny bit of adhesive missed getting a piece of Flower Soft on it. So I used regular old white Elmer’s Glue. I believe this particular one is acid-free so I hope it doesn’t yellow over time.

I thought that the gold embossing would show up OK on the script stamped background but not very well. So I sponged over the sentiment thus blending in the script and making it much easier to read! Save! Especially since I waited ‘til the last to stamp it! Typical me!

Wondering how I made the scallops match so perfectly? I always start by marking the center of my panel so the shapes match at each end. Then I cut a pale plum panel a bit larger than needed, just to be sure. I marked the center of it and punched the edge. Then I glued the focal panel to the pale plum panel. I used my Perfect Layers tool to trim the other three edges of the panel with perfect 1/8” edges.

Enjoy, Rebecca

French Script and flower, unknown sentiment
Ink: mellow moss, Versamark
Paper: mellow moss, pale plum and confetti white CS Accessories: Hodge Podge Hardware-brass, moss gingham ribbon, MS cornice punch, perfect plum, celery markers, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Lavender Flower Soft, gold EP. All products by SU! unless otherwise noted.


Yvette said...

Very pretty Rebecca!!! I bought Flower Soft, but it too has intimidated me a tad bit :)!

Erica said...

Very pretty card Rebecca. Flower is on my wish list

Cassie said...

so very pretty! i have not yet tried the little sample i have!

p.s. looks like the 4th was great fun!