Happy, Happy Tuesday! And, Welcome to another Timeless Tuesday Challenge!
Jenny is our hostess this week, and she has a simple and FUN challenge for us--Make it Mini! Create three miniature cards sized 3" x 3" or close to it... just smaller than your typical A2. Ooooo, I just love making mini card sets!
This is a photo-heavy post, so, as difficult as it is for me, I'll try to keep my words short. ;)
When I make a set of cards, I almost always make some kind of container for them. I went with a very simple box for this set, because I wanted the gorgeous images to take center stage. The box measures 3.5" square, and is 1.25" high. The images here are both from the Tulips for Friends stamp set. I used Copics to color the single tulip on Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, and the vase of tulips was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on script text dp. The edges were sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The bling on the vase are Swarovski crystals.
The box stays closed just fine without any kind of tie, but I wanted a soft bow on it somewhere and didn't want to cover any of the top up, so I punched the center of each side of the box top with a Footlights Martha Stewart punch and threaded seam binding through the two outer holes on both sides. The ivory seam binding, which I crinkled and dyed with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Reinkers, runs under the bottom of the box, and secures the top beautifully.
Did you think all the cards were going to look the same? No way! Flourishes has so many beautiful floral stamps, it was easy to choose several for this set. I love that so many of their sets have large floral images and accompanying smaller images, also. I especially like the ones that include the bulbs.
Here's a closer look at each individual card:Tulips for Friends stamp set. To mix things up a little, I used dictionary print dp instead of the script dp I used on the box top. I did just a little zigzag sewing along the left edge of each card. My machine did something wonky on this one, but since it's distressed, I felt that it just added to the look I was going for. :)
Old Tea Rose stamp set. Being botanically illiterate, I didn't know what the smaller image was, so I did a little research and found out that it's a rose hip. I like learning new stuff. ;) This image didn't have a bulb attached, but I think the bulb shape of the rose hip worked well for the set. I added a few Swarovski crystals to each card.
Paperwhites stamp set. I sure did enjoy coloring all these pretty images!
I usually make vellum envelopes for 3x3 cards. Since they won't be mailed, the front can stay clean, and I like that the recipient can get a peek at the front of the card before they even take it out.
Whew! Thanks for hanging in there with me! I hope I have inspired you to make your own mini card set, and I can't wait to see what you create! Then, link up your own mini card set on the Flourishes' blog for a chance to win! You can find all the details here. Be sure to check out the beautiful mini sets from my teammates, too!
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea...that's me!
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Margaret Gilmer, our July Guest Designer
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!
Plus these additional Copics: R21, R22, YG00, YG01, YG03, B39, B41, E23, C2, C4