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)

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful.Its a fantastic one and looking so good.Thanks for this post.Love to hear how to make this spring box card and looks pretty.At the time of writing an essay,you should organize your thoughts in an excellent way and should plan your essay carefully to produce an effective essay. You have to starts your essay with good thesis statement, because it leads you reader the point of your essay. The introduction includes the lots of thing that should identify the question and outline your position.

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  2. Very cute, love the color's on this project

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