Florals to Fall For

I’m happy to welcome Betsy Veldman to the blog today. This is the first in a trio of guest posts and I can tell you now that you’ll be inspired be each and every one of them – prepare to be amazed!

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Hi there! I’m excited to be joining the crew at MFT for a few blog posts…lots of my favorite crafty people are on the team here, so it’s a pleasure to get to join them! My first project uses the adorable new Fall Florals set. I’m a sucker for florals, and this set is just so fun and different. I love all of the funky multi-step flowers…they have such a fun, modern vibe! I wanted to create a whole bouquet of them with an autumn feel, but with a color combo that matches the modern vibe of the florals…coral, rust, burgundy, brown, green, and shades of kraft.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring Fall Floral stamp set and Die-namics.

I started off with a panel of white card stock and then used the English Brick Wall Stencil and some kraft ink to add a backdrop for my bouquet. I knew I wanted the bouquet to be clustered in the lower left corner, so that’s where I started with my inking. Working with these stencils is so easy! Sometimes it’s hard to get the ink blended evenly when blending directly to card stock in a solid area, but the stencils make it super easy and they’re very forgiving!

Once I was happy with my background, I die cut all of the flowers from the Fall Floral set and went to town building my bouquet. When I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything, popping some flowers up with foam tape. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Thanks so Very Much set.  When it was all finished I decided I needed a little something to balance everything out, so I inked a little more of the brick in the upper right corner.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring Fall Floral stamp set and Die-namics.

The Fall Florals set is just so fun to work with, and this is a card that you could do in so many different colors for any season!


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Comments (11)

  • Nora

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    Oh what a beautiful card!! I love the wall!!

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  • Kay N.

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    Such a pretty card Betsy!

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  • Jeanne Jordan

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    Love this card. It’s really very pretty and so colorful!

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  • Carisa

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    Wow, this absolutely gorgeous!

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  • Diane

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    So excited to have Betsy visiting the blog, love her work! This card rocks, love the idea of leaving the white space with the brick to stamp a sentiment, and the floral arrangement is gorgeous!

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  • SandraMaria

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    Wow, that is an AMAZING card! Love the fall colors!!! Thanks for sharing! =)

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  • Melissa friedrich

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    Love your autumn card, so pretty in those fall colors with the bricks softly stenciled in the background.

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  • glow:)

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    hey… love how you combined all those colours and designed this card… Love LOVE love.. how much love does u all need!!! sending more and more….. 🙂

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  • Rosy Newlun

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    Sure is autumn-feeling with a CAS look to it. I love the way you created faded brick wall behind the focal image which is also VERY beautiful!!!! What a fabulous design using COOL die cuts and pretty colors!!!

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