A piece of Naturals pattern stack designer paper served as the beginning for this card. I stamped the designer paper with image from the Reason To Smile stamp set - using a combination of Primrose Petals (at full and half strength) and Early Espresso ink. I love how you can create beautiful backgrounds by stamping on patterned paper! A few punched edges, a bit of embossing, and a touch of punched out stamping complete the card :) The sentiments are from Fabulous Phrases.
I always enjoy decorating little gift bags and this time around I decided to make the bag too! :) I started with a long thin piece of designer paper and then machine stitched the stems using white thread. I then used Stampin' Pastels to color the thread. Next I sewed up the bottom and edges of the little back. I stamped the 2-step stamping large floral image using Summer Starfruit ink and punched the flowers out with the 1 1/2" circle punch. The flowers were added to the bag with dimensionals and decorated with dazzling details. The leaves were hand cut and sponged. I sewed a piece of Pool Party seam binding to act at the bag handle. The greeting is from Elements of Style.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!!!! Now is a great time to get ahold of this wonderful stamp set for only $5!!!! I wish you a wonderfully creative weekend, filled with love and laughter :)