Morning everyone!

I'm a real sucker for multi-step floral stamp sets. Just love them. But I especially love it when a set also features some nice foliage elements to fill in the space around the florals.

The Wildwood set from The Greetery from the recent Harvest Fest release has loads of these elements. You can keep things simple by picking out a few choice elements, or go the whole hog and use each element to create a real focal point for your card.

To frame the floral spray, I grabbed the large embroidery hoop from the Hoopla Ovals die set. I just love the woodgrain detail on the frame and embossing on the screw. These little details add a nice touch of realism.

Top tip: If you want to add more definition to the details on the embroidery hoop screw (especially when using metallic cardstock), pop the screw back into the die and go over the back of the die cut with an embossing stylus or the tip of your bone folder. 

Once all the floral elements were arranged and stuck down, I added one of the sentiments from the stamp set cut out with the separate sentiment die set.

I definitely needed some maximalist pop to make that frame and the Wildwood florals stand out.

So I reached for some jade cardstock, added subtle texture by scoring lines outwards from the midline every 3/4 of an inch, blended some darker jade ink around the edges of the panel, and finally added some much-needed gold splatter with watercolour paint.

It really adds a lovely finishing touch and gleams so nicely when the sun catches the gold.

Until next time, happy crafting!

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