The Ornate Garden suite has a variety of different elements to it and creates a great layered card. Ornate Layer Dies have a great variety of different edges to the layered dies. A large flower, like in the Ornate Style bundle, is a fantastic image to fill up the face of a card or add color to a card.
Materials and Sizes
The card base is Calypso Coral card base – 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″
Use the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the card base on just the front side.
The Ornate Garden Specialty DSP is measured 3.5″ x 4.75″
The Gold Foil is cut with a die as well as the vellum.
Three small flower and the large flower images were colored with Stampin’ Blends. I used Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight. I went into more details on the video.
By adding the Gilded Gems embellishments it finishes the card off.
I stamped the flower image using my Stamparatus with Memento, then I cleaned the stamp and re-stamped it with versamark and then use clear embossing powder. There are a couple of reasons that I use clear embossing powder over black ink. I embossed the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.
- The black embossing powder can leave little marks here and there on your image if you don’t use an embossing buddy or something along those lines.
- When using alcohol markers you don’t want to color over the embossed lines because the embossing powder can tend to smear. When using clear it gives you a little more flexibility not to smudge.
The video will go into a little more detail on coloring, embossing and a few more techniques that I used. This card was CASE’d out of the catalog. I was intrigued by this card the day I saw it and have been wanting to create it.
Video (available on blog)
I wanted to CASE this card to also explain how handy catalogs are. There are so many samples and ideas in the catalogs. You could CASE a card or just get a template idea, color, etc. Don’t forget if you don’t have the stamp set I use, you can always use the same pattern or techniques with a set that you have. Of course if you like the set, it is always available in my shop.
Let me know if I can help you with anything. Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies (available on blog)