Double backgrounds with Flora die by Sweta

 Flora dies are perfect for making quick bunches of floral bouquets and you can color them as exquisitely as you can imagine. Use Copics, watercolors, markers, pencils and every other medium you can think of! And what better way of celebrating Mothers Day then with flowers that never fade!

 Today I am showcasing a card using the Penelope Flora dies along with lovely A2 size background dies Craft-a-round and Dancing feathers. 

To begin, I cut a 3 x 5.25in. piece of white card stock and used the craft-a-round die to create one side of the background. Next, I took a second piece measuring 1.25 x 5.25 and used that with the dancing feathers die. Using two different backgrounds creates a visual interest especially since one has large opening and one has a solid stitch-like pattern. 

Next I die cut the flowers using watercolor paper and shaded them with Karin Markers and went over the darker area with Altenew Metallic watercolors for added sparkle. I stamped my sentiment on a strip in matching distress ink. 

 

To assemble the card, I first glued the two backgrounds together making the finished background panel 4 x 5.25in. I raised this panel by using foam tape. Rose gold card stock seems to be my hot favorite lately and I find myself using it a lot especially for Mother’s Day cards. So I cut down a strip to glue over the ‘joints’ of the the two overlapping backgrounds. And added a sliver behind the sentiment strip too. 

 Finally I arranged the flowers to my liking and adhered them with foam tape behind the flower heads but used glue right at the bottom where the stems bunch together right behind the sentiment strip. 

 

I used the super sparkly and oh-so-gorgeous Meraki Sparkle gems called Purple Dream which finished this card. I hope you’ll give background stitching (is that even a thing?!! ) a try. 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous Mothers Day weekend !

~ Sweta

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