Picked Posies - Just for You

Picked Posies - Just for You

Morning all!

Still inspired by The Greetery's recent Handiwork release, I've been wanting to make a floral card featuring the Hoopla Ovals die set.

The Embroidered Blooms die set may be sold out right now, but there's another die set from Concord & 9th that is a perfect partner for these large embroidery hoops.

And that set is Picked Posies.

It can be used as a stand-alone set or combined with the coordinating sentiment stamps.

Once I'd assembled the embroidery hoop (including adding some detail with the Aida cloth texture plate), I grabbed some cardstock and cut out everything I'd need.

I did some ink blending on all the die cuts to add depth and interest. This technique is especially effective on lighter shades of cardstock like the pink buds.

Then, it was time to arrange all the die-cuts and stick them down.

There's no foam tape used here, just liquid glue – so the card is still flat enough to post, even though it looks like it has more dimension.

As for the greeting, I found a perfect folksy sentiment in the Tear Strip Tags stamp set and cut it out using the Tear Strip Banners die.

For a final finishing touch, I added some white Nuvo drops around the frame, and there we have it – card complete.

Until next time, happy crafting!