Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Box Card using the Spectrum Series and Micro Basics Cardstocks

Hello Authentique friends, it's finally Spring! I wanted to share a sweet box card using various cardstocks from the Spectrum Series and Micro Basics Collections. I loved this Mason Jar Bouquet Box Card by Lori Whitlock, and wanted to create it using Authentique's fantastic cardstocks instead of a specific collection.
I love mixing patterns and textures, so using both the Spectrum and Micro Basics papers was just perfect for this project. I love how the papers are the star of this card. I chose the lovely blues and greys of Robins Egg and Silver Dollar for the mason jar section of this card. To make the "Love" sentiment stand out a bit, I used some inks around the edges and interiors of each letter. This just creates a subtle difference from the background and makes it pop against the Robin's Egg blue.
Each of the leaves were created using a combination of Micro Basics Citrus Green Dot and Kelly Green.The white flowers are just some scrap cardstock that I had lying around, the beautiful Mustard Seed Spectrum paper, Micro Basics True Fuchsia Dot, and a little scrap of Darling Girl Three.
To add pop to the tiny flower in the front, I used an enamel dot to add the tiny yellow center of the flower instead of the die cut that came with the set. It created a little bit of dimension. Adding in some foam tape, or pop dots would be another great way to add a little more dimension throughout this card.
For intricate cards like this, I try to use up smaller pieces and scraps that I have in my craft space that are saved just for little projects like this. I find that scraps about 3x4" make for some of the best smaller die cut pieces. This would also make for a great project to make batches of flowers and just add them to the front of a card or item.

I hope this inspires you to make something with just cardstocks! The Authentique cardstock lines are so beautiful, you cannot help but be inspired. 
Supplies Used:
Authentique Paper: Spectrum Series (Robin's Egg, Silver Dollar, Kelly Green, Mustard Seed), Micro Basics (Citrus Green Dot, True Fuchsia Dot), Darling Girl (Three)
Additional Supplies: white cardstock, enamel dots, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Online Store (Design ID #131498)


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