Friday, 21 December 2012

Garden Bouquet Notecard Set

I have a notecard set to show you's a Christmas gift for someone, but she doesn't look at my blog, so I'm safe to put it on here. It's similar to a set I made a couple of months ago, but this time I used slightly larger card blanks, and just one stamp...'Garden Bouquet' by Hero Arts. I inked it up using various colours of Distress Inks (single colours for the flowers with 'Forest Moss' for the greenery on each notecard, but multicolour on the lid of the box), then stamped using the watercolour technique, then softened the edges with a little 'Old Paper' Distress Ink.

Here are the notecards (I made two of each colour):

(L-R: Victorian Velvet; Faded Jeans; Spiced Marmalade; Dusty Concord; & Chipped Saphire)

(L-R: Scattered Straw; Stormy Sky; Festive Berries; Wild Honey; & Tumbled Glass)

Challenges for this set:


Kath said...

Lovely cards - they make a perfect gift.
Kath x

Unknown said...

Stunning Helen - fabulous gift for a lucky someone. and thanks so much for your card and Christmas gift which arrived today - the card is on the mantelpiece and the gift is waiting to go under the tree :-)
youa re so kind - hope you ahve a wonderful Christmas
Pauline x

Vicky said...

All so beautiful Helen...:o)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas hun...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sandra H said...

Helen, These are so beautiful so Elegant too! Wishing you a lovely christmas and all the very best for the new year take care xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful gift set, Helen, fab colouring technique. I'm sure your recipient will just love using those cards. Have a lovely weekend and a very happy Christmas. Elizabeth xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous set Helen. What a lovely gift. Love how you've done each one a different colour and decorated the box lid to match.

Kat xx

M-J said...

These are lovely, what a great gift! Can I ask how you manage to apply more than one ink colour to the stamp? Do you use a paintbrush or something? The times I've tried, it ends up smudging onto the bits I don't want that colour, it usually looks crap when I do it! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous and such a beautiful gift! hugs me xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous set of cards so beautiful
Hugs Kate x

Unknown said...

Oh that looks so delicate Helen! What a lovely gift set this is! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Ira x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards,
Great gift.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.
Merry Christmas Helen to you and your family.
From sLOVEnija Tamara :)

Cheryl said...

Your note cards are lovely.


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Helen. This beautiful card set is such a wonderful gift idea. Wising you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and all the best that 2013 has to offer. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}