It's release day for the Spring Fling Collection from The Greetery! Everything will be available beginning at 10 am ET today! I created two bonus cards for you today using the lovely BotaniCuts: Lilac dies paired with some fun products from the last release! They are some of my favorites, so I couldn't wait to incorporate the lilacs with the postal theme!
I decided to make two cards; one horizontal and one vertical to add to my stash! To begin, I used the Airmail Border Stencil with Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery ink from Stampin' Up! I set the two panels aside and then die cut all of the lilac pieces I would need for the two cards. I colored the blooms using milled lavender, shaded lilac, and dusty concord distress oxide ink. The leaves are colored using twisted citron, mowed lawn, and rustic wilderness distress oxide inks. I used a fine-tip black Sharpie marker to add dots to the flower centers. Not the ones on the large, main piece, but rather just the individual blossoms.
I used the smallest tip of my stylus and a foam mat to curve each of the individual blossoms and then added them to the main cluster using liquid glue and a gem picker for ease. I spritzed both the leaves and the blooms with Shimmer Spray and set them aside to dry while I got to work on the rest of the background pieces.
I used the Postal Modern stamp set for all of the postal themed accents. This is seriously one of my favorite stamp sets and I have a sneaking suspicion I will be reaching for it often! I chose two of the beautiful sentiments from the Scripted Sentiments stamp set for each of the cards.
I love the guides on the Postcard Details Pierce Plate; it gives the perfect place to add the accent sentiments and the lovely pierced detail. As you can see on this card, I chose to use it for a vertical design rather than the traditional horizontal looking postcard! Before I forget, I did add a bit of black ink splatter for added interest.
Once all of the postal elements were in place and the scripted sentiments, I had fun arranging the lilacs and leaves until I was satisfied with the arrangement. I did go in and fill in with a few additional postal images. I hope I didn't go overboard....I have a tendency of doing that! ha ha! I hope you've enjoyed this bonus post today! Everything will be available for purchase in The Greetery Shop beginning at 10 am ET! Thanks for fluttering by!