Good morning! I have recently had the pleasure of playing with the new Close To My Heart From The Heart card kit made exclusively for National Stamping Month. The card kit is chock full of some absolutely gorgeous floral images (right up my alley, right?) and a super cute card set that folds into a uniquely folded piece of stationery sure to wow the recipient. I have several panels ready to be made into cards using some of the stunning ink from Close To My Heart, but for this card, I decided to do what I love and stamp some flowers to color.
I started by trimming off the floral cluster from the “so very much” stamp (altering stamps by trimming certain parts off gets you more bang for your buck! 😉 ) from the From The Heart kit. I lightly traced a circle using a random circle die that I had lying on my desk onto a sheet of watercolor paper, then used that as a guide to stamp my floral cluster into a wreath formation using sticky black ink, then clear embossed it. I used my Zig markers to watercolor the flowers in pretty shades of pink and blush, adding my favorite pale blue halo around the edge of the wreath. (Summer has returned in full swing, with no sign of retreating in at least the next week, and so my brain was creating in summery colors. Summer has my official permission to skedaddle ASAP.)
After I had finished watercoloring, I trimmed down the edges of the watercolored panel. I added two strips of hot pink foil along the edges of a top-folding A2 card base using CTMH’s adhesive dot runner, then added my watercolored panel with dimensional foam adhesive. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple overall, so the final step was to add a simple black die cut thanks over the top of my pretty pink wreath.
Well, that’s all for this project today! This gorgeous From The Heart kit from Close To My Heart is exclusively for National Stamping Month, which runs through the month of September. If you like the look of these gorgeous stamps (and who wouldn’t??), I wouldn’t wait to get your hands on your own set!! I have a few more projects up my sleeve to tempt you, so I’ll share those hopefully within the next week. 😉 Have a marvelous Sunday!!!