The newly released Shady Tree Studio floral images are so beautiful!! I couldn't decide which one I wanted to craft with first. So, I chose all 5 and made a set complete with a matching gift box. (Sometimes indecision can be a fun thing!)
Each card has the same elements, i.e. black self-adhesive flatback pearls, black grosgrain ribbon and bow, a strip of Memory Box "Parsley" cardstock, a corner and 3" X 1-1/2" panel of designer paper (dp). Here is each card individually. The images are truly wonderful. The Copics used to color each image are shown directly below that card.
What you can't see in the pictures is that each image was completely outlined with my Stardust Glitter Pen. I love the shimmery effect that this pen gives to a card, but it is so hard to pick it up in a photograph. For that reason, I zoomed in on one of the flowers. Don't you just love that sparkle!!
Often when I have used my glitter pen, I will brush the card (very gently) with a tissue or my fingers (if they aren't inky... yay right! lol). This spreads a small portion of the glitter onto the image and even the background. It gives a very subtle and beautiful shimmer to the whole card.
To complete the set of cards I made a gift box and decorated it with some of the same dp that is on each of the cards. For the box, I used a wonderful template that was created by Leslie Miller.
Oh and speaking of dp, it makes me sad when I end up with lots of little bits and pieces of it which are then generally wasted. So to prevent any waste, I came up with a template not long ago that uses 2) 6"X6" pieces of dp. This works well with all of the 6"X6" paper pads available now. And all of the pieces of dp used on the box and the 5 Shady Tree cards came from those 2) 6"X6" pieces.
This started out as a 12"X12" piece of dp from Cosmo Cricket's "Hey Sugar" Kit. I quartered it and then chose my two favorite sections. This particular dp was double sided.
Here are the templates.
I used ALL of the paper on both of the 6"X6" pieces of paper. Even the little 1/4" square was used on the box with the brad.
I have used this template before but made 6 cards with it rather than just 5. Instead of having corner pieces on the cards, I had 6) 3" X 1-1/2" panels. So only 2 corner pieces remained with that template.
Here is the complete set.