DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

Hi, crafty friends! I hope you are having a great start to your new day. If you are following me on Instagram, you may heard that I dropped my iPhone 6 on the floor and shattered the phone screen. However I’m so glad I was able to film the video for today’s card. 🙂

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

I created an encouragement card with vintage floral background. My inspiration came from the Tango-Inspired card and Lunar New Year card that I made last month. I took layout and stamped background from them, but this time I chose a light coral and blue color scheme to create my own background.

This is a video tutorial showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube. This time I did a voice over for the whole video, and I hope you understand my pronunciation. 🙂

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

How to Make an Encouragement Card w/ Floral Background 

  1. Stamp the bottom layer of peony from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set with white pigment ink.
  2. Stamp the second and top layer with Altenew Crisp Inks: Ocean Waves and Dusk.
  3. After masking off the flower, stamp the leaves from the set using Dusk Crisp ink.
  4. Mount the embossed foil frame on the card front using foam tape.
  5. Die cut Hello from Altenew Super Script die set and stamp the word Hello in black.
  6. Heat emboss the sentiment from the Altenew You Are stamp set using white embossing powder.
  7. After mounting the word die cut and sentiment banner, add some Sparkling Clear sequins.

DIY Vintage Floral Background_Handmade Card

5 Tips for Stamping the Solid Image on Colored Cardstock

  1. Use a padding underneath your cardstock.
  2. In case you miss stamping the part of your image, MISTI or stamp positioner can be used.
  3. Ink up the color well and check the ink coverage on your clear stamp before stamping.
  4. Stamp firmly on the paper with even pressure.
  5. Make sure you don’t move your acrylic block while stamping.

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

7 thoughts on “Video: Handmade Card with Vintage Floral Background + 5 Stamping Tips

  1. Hi May!!! LOved every single stamp, and understood every single word! Fabulous card … love the white layer – and the colors you’ve chosen are gorgeous! Thank you, May… I’ve missed you!

  2. Wonderful video…it’s great to hear your voice. And can we talk about this amazing card. I reminds me of a tablecloth or curtain from the 1940’s. The colors are lovely and the sentiment look fabulous with that frame.

  3. What a pretty card! A trick to making sequins look scattered and balanced is to place them in pentagon shapes (5-sided) and/or use odd numbers. Let us know how this works for you. WRE

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