Happy Monday! Today’s card features the Blessings of Home large flower cluster in Fresh Fresia with accents of Smokey Slate and black. The Z fold is a perfect card base to show off this beautiful flower bouquet!
Stampin’ Blends were used to really show off these flowers and I paid careful attention to shading the petals and leaves to really make the flowers pop. Colors used include Fresh Fresia, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate, and Balmy Blue.
I love playing with color! The light and dark shades of Fresh Fresia were used on the flower petals and the light shade of Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends were used to deepen the shadows on the petals, then blended again with Fresh Fresia. The Color Lifter Stampin’ Blend was used to lift and lighten some of the petals. Granny Apple Green is the primary color on the leaves with the dark shade of Mossy Meadow for the shadows, then blended again with Granny Apple Green. The same with the flower centers – Daffodil Delight is the primary color with the darker shade of Pumpkin Pie introduced to provide depth.
The black mats against the Smokey Slate card base really add to the impact of this card as well as the weathered wood planks of the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper. A black glitter ribbon bow was added to the card front and a portion of the flower bouquet was stamped and colored for the inside of the card as well as on the envelope. Caution…when coloring envelopes with Stampin’ Blends be sure to slip a piece of cardstock inside of the envelope to protect the opposite side from bleed through of the Stampin’ Blends.
I hope you enjoy today’s project! You can find the free, downloadable project sheet for this card here. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet which includes a link to my online store if you’d like to purchase the items used to make this card or you can click on the “Stamp with me” link at the top right of the screen.
Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration so if you want to grab free products, be sure to place your order of $50 or $100 before midnight tonight, mountain time.
Have a wonderful day!
6 thoughts on “Blessings of Home Z Fold Card Project”
Wow – this is just stunning! Love the fold – and LOVE your gorgeous flowers! 🙂
Thank you, Mary!
Just beautiful Carol! The colors are perfect and I love the layering! 🙂
Thanks very much, Amy!
Oh, Carol!! This is absolutely beautiful, my friend! I love your colors and there is a very nice twist in the layout as well. I will be CASing this one for sure!!!
Thanks so much, Susan! I’m really pleased with how the card turned out. CASE away! 🙂
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