Here’s another “sneak peek” using items from The Ornate Gardens Suite. This is a brand new Suite of products you will be able to order April 1st, no fooling! And I think you will love them. I am showing the paper, one of the frames in the die cut set and the marvelous Gilded Gems. See more from the Ornate Gardens Suite HERE!
The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips set and was exactly what I wanted to design a card around. I tried the tulips with all sorts of designs and nothing worked for me. When I get stuck on coming up with a card design, my “go to” is to look through Designer Series Papers(DSP) to see if anything sparks an idea. And this paper from the Ornate Gardens was the one that gave me an idea!
After some hits and misses, the Well Written dies had “vines” to make the “ephemera” I needed to complement the sentiment. After I had the die cuts, ribbon and gems added, I still thought the card needed one more little thing for balance. I spotted the bird in the Well Written Dies and viola! The card was done.
Stampin’ Tip: When adding “ephemera” to a card, you don’t always have to glue every part down securely. Add enough glue to one end to secure them and then leave the rest loose. It gives a card more texture and interest. To mail it securely, all you need to do it cover the card front with a plain piece of card stock and slide it in the envelope. That will keep your “ephemera” in place until it gets to your recipient.
And what the heck is “ephemera”, you ask? Well, it’s a term I see in scrapbook and art for all the bits and bobs of embellishments, die cuts, stickers, ribbon scraps, etc. you may have on hand and can use to frame or accessorize a piece of art, like a card design!
What I Used To Make This Card: