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Just Because


Hello, I am back today with another card featuring some products from Spellbinders, two are brand new and one is a little bit older. I needed a bit of an escape on Tuesday and was on break from sitting with my dad, so decided to make a card. I wanted to try foiling again and this time I foiled my background using the New Geometric Optical Hot Foil Plate. It is such a fun pattern and once again it worked like a charm. If you haven’t tried photo paper for foiling, give it a try, it works really well for me. I have been wanting the Bouquet of Flowers die from Spellbinders for so long and when I saw it was on sale a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t pass it up. If you ask me it’s a must to have in your arsenal, and by the way, it is still on sale.

Here is a close-up.

I chose to use Christmas colors for my card as I was going to make this a Christmas card and play along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge, but in the end, opted to use a sentiment that I had already foiled and laying on my desk. I am still linking up with them as it’s a color challenge and Christmas is not required, you just have to use at least three colors.

Below I have links for all the products I used on this card and a few details on how this card came together.

Affiliate Links Below:

Geometric Optical Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Bouquet of Flowers

Fluted Classic Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled my background and sentiment I decided to also use foil paper for my bouquet holder. My gold paper is only one-sided so I cut out 2 and glued them together. I had hoped to have no white showing once I folded it, but it didn’t go perfectly as planned. I think in hindsight, I should have scored both panels before I glued them together. It looks okay in the end, and just imagine that it’s white tissue or something like that. Next, all I had to do is cut out my flowers and foliage. The die set comes with a bow, but I opted for a gold stiff ribbon I had in my stash. It tied it all together perfectly. I chose to hot glue this card together as I wanted to be sure nothing came off in the mail. Both the oval and the sentiment have either foam or dimensionals under them.

This card looks really pretty in real life and is a tad hard to photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’

9 thoughts on “Just Because

  1. Wow! Your cards are getting better and this one is fantastic! I will need to try hot four on photo papers.

  2. Sweet little bouquet, Nancy. The foil wrap goes well with the wonderful foiled background. I never heard of foiling on photo paper but if it works for you I’ll give it a try.

  3. Nancy, I saw a Spellbinders ad today that featured this bouquet as one of the sets on sale and I thought “this would be perfect for Nancy” and voila, here it is on your blog post! You definitely have the hang of foiling down, this card and the one from last week are both gorgeous! I was so happy to see your card in the SSC gallery; a creative break is really a necessity when coping with a parent with dementia. Take care and thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us!

  4. Gorgeous card, Nancy! This set was made for you!

  5. Thanks for playing along with our color challenge over at Sunday Stamps…your bouquet of die cut flowers is beautifully put together!! #SSC297

  6. Your card is beautiful- just because it has adorable flowers dressed in a golden wrap! Love this. Thank so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps! Christmas blessings!

  7. So beautiful, Nancy – that gold bouquet wrapper is amazing! Love your tiny brilliant flowers – just a perfect little bouquet! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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