Flowers with Shine & Texture

It’s spring time and all of those beautiful flowers are starting to pop out of the ground. I made a fun thank you card using several different cardstock finishes and textures. It brings so much dimension to a card to mix it up.

Here’s a quick video to sit back, relax, and enjoy. It’s over on the CutCardStock YouTube Channel. It’s not much there YET! But we’re going to change that over the next little bit.

The card is entirely die cuts. I used the Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders. But the die isn’t what makes this card pop. It’s the paper! Here’s what I used… Basis Aqua 80lb Cardstock, Basis Navy 80lb Cardstock, Pop Tone Tangy Orange, DCS Dolphin Gray, DCS Linen Textured Bay Leaf Green, Stardream Metallic Coral Card Stock, Stardream Metallic Crystal Card Stock, Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock 80lb, and Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock 110lb.

When I make a card that’s totally die cuts, I die cut everything first and then work on putting it together. This particular set has a lots of little pieces and layers. The typewriter is cut from the Metallic Crystal card stock which gives it this amazing subtle shimmer in person. And while the Basis Navy card stock is not a metallic finish, it is a smooth finish cardstock that has this simple luster to it.

The instructions on the back of the die package helped me put the typewriter together. The typewriter has a few pieces of Foam Squares behind it to give a little more dimension.

The greenery is all cut from a the Linen Bay Leaf Green cardstock. It looks like linen fabric and makes the perfect leaves. The pretty Metallic Coral paired perfectly with the Tangy Orange card stock. And the Aqua card stock matched up with the Navy card stock.

Before I finish up this post I have a quick tip for you! The Dolphin gray background is embossed with an embossing folder. Before you run it through your machine, spritz the paper with water. Do this really lightly. It’ll keep the paper from cracking and create a much more detailed impression in the paper.

I hope you enjoy this fun flowery card with so much texture from all the different cardstocks. Don’t forget to head over to YouTube and subscribe to the CutCardStock Channel.

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