Full card

The finished card

Gloria is our ‘teacher’ at the monthly stamp club I attend and she has just celebrated a ‘special’ birthday. She took a whole load of hand-made cards on holiday to France to open on the day and this is the one I’d sent along with her.

I used my Michael Strong Kimono stamp and die again, this time I used gold embossing powder and then coloured in with ProMarkers. After triple embossing it unfortunately smudged the gold lines but gave it a soft/aged look.

The main card base was covered with designer papers, all from one stack, and a few flowers punched out with the Martha Stewart punch.

On the first side of the card you can see a large tag with one of my favourite sentiments “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” and the kimono and large flower stamped on vellum with black ink.

On the other side, along with the circular greetings, is a flower made from a pop can and cut with a Nestie blossom set, coloured with alcohol inks, and die cut leaves sprouting behind it.

Side one

Side one

Side Two

Side Two


PopCan Flower


Had to make a box to fit it

In the box

It does fold up almost flat

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