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**Sorry, like a DORK, I forgot to take a photo before I finished the card, so I explained it in text for you.
How I did it
What I did here was create a three-panel background. To simulate pattern paper strip panels, I stamped damask designs on three strips of kraft cardstock using a light shade of brown ink to create a washed-out, vintage appeal. I also inked around the edges using ColorBox chestnut roan chalk to create more distressing. Mat pattern panels to a solid cardstock and adhere to the card base. Stitching around the panels would add great texture (just another option, but my sewing machine is broken).
You can decorate the top of the panels any way you want. I chose to apply three of the same flowers. These flowers are from a set by Close to My Heart, but you can easily use any flower stamp set, such as PTI's Flower Frenzy would work as a perfect substitute. I already owned this set after I discovered PTI and refused to purchase multiple flower stamp sets that resembled each other. So, for the flower stamps, you can stamp the entire flower (as I did) or if the stamp set comes with a flower and stem separately great, stamp on green cardstock for the stem and on your color cardstock for the flower. I stamped two flowers for each panel to create added dimension and used a few pop dots and pulled them up.
Tie a ribbon around the front of the card and pop the stems over the ribbon. Stamp your sentiment and your DONE!
Hello! Please accept the attached card for November/December issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Thank you for your consideration!
- Trim card front to 5.5" x 4.25."
- Trim kraft cardstock panels to about 1.5" x 3.25" and stamp damask background.
- Ink edges and mat on green cardstock and ink those edges, then adhere to card front.
- Stamp flowers, cut out, and adhere to panels.
- Add ribbon and stamped sentiment.
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-kraft + dark chocolate + spring moss + melon berry
Accessories: Papertrey Ink-melon berry ribbon