Last week I spent an entire day restocking my own card supply. I was running low on both birthday and get well cards, so I decided to mass produce in large(ish) quantities to help replenish my stock. This is not something I do very often because, hello BOREDOM! But, making multiples of a card is actually faster than you might think. I make one sample, write down all the measurements, cut and stamp everything I need and then begin an assembly line of production! Within a few short hours, I had made 32 of these beautiful floral cards in a wide variety of colors using the Build A Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set by Altenew. I should also add that given Mother's Day will be here soon, this card would also work well for that occasion. So many of the cards I make tend to be very feminine and/or floral themed, so if you ARE looking for more Mother's Day inspiration, you can always look at my card gallery HERE.
Both of these A2 sized cards were made the same way, I just used different ink colors and cardstock. The base of each card is made from 80 lb Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock that was dry embossed using a retired leafy vine embossing folder by Stampin' UP! I matted this dry embossed sheet of paper with either a blue or pink mat before adhering both to the card base. The Peruvian Lily stamp by Altenew is a multi-layered set, so I stamped each layer multiples times in a variety of blue or pink inks. Then I used the coordinating die to cut the lilies out. I die cut multiple leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for each card. I adhered the leaves to the card first using a Tombow dot runner. I adhered two lilies on each card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment in either pink or blue ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock and fussy cut the sentiment out. I adhered the sentiment to the card using small strips of 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a couple of color coordinated rhinestones to each card for added sparkle.
Here is the Peruvian Lily stamp set by Altenew that I used to create today's cards:
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