Botanical Banners with Guest, Kelly Martin!

Botanical Banners with Guest, Kelly Martin!

Hi, crafty friends!

 

I'm really excited to be a guest here on the Brutus Monroe blog today, and I couldn't wait to share these floral cards with you! They were fairly easy to pull together (once the coloring was finished), so let's get right to it, and I'll show you how you can make something similar!

 

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Start off by creating a card panel by trimming a piece of cardstock down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 

 

Mask off the top portion of the card and then stamp your images on  the unmasked portion in an ink that's safe for your coloring medium, whatever it is! I chose the Botanical Banners stamp set for this card. 

 

 

Color your images (I used copic markers) and then choose some washi tapes or scrap patterned paper pieces to create some additional strips that coordinate with the floral portion of your card. 

 

You can adhere those coordinating tapes or strips of cardstock next to each other, but don't forget to leave room for your sentiment! I used a sentiment from this same stamp set and stamped it in black ink. 

 

I also stamped the heart image in a really light shade, and then used the same purple copics that I used to color my flower to color the heart. I mounted both the sentiment piece and the heart image with foam tape and then placed that down on to the panel. 

 

 

Adhere your card panel on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base, and then do a happy dance--cause you just made something AWESOME!!

 

Sometimes it can be hard to know whether or not to listen to that little voice in your head saying your card still needs something, am I right?! For this particular card, I used my corner chomper to round the corners of the card. And that was the perfect finishing touch! 

 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope this card inspires you to do some stamping and coloring today!

Kelly
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