Friday, May 12, 2023


For my last card today, I have one more Two-Tone Flora card.  This card is a simple Fun Fold with a partial front flap and also uses the Stained Mosaic Technique.  As I indicated yesterday that card was a bonus card because I had a brainstorm that turned out better than I thought it would.

I was working on the front focal point for this card and one of the other Stained Mosaic cards when I had the brainstorm to use designer series paper (DSP).  Wouldn't the front of this card be pretty DSP?

This is probably one of the brightest and cheeriest cards I have made in a long time.  The Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grape flowers are just so happy, aren't they?  When I mounted them to the Daffodil Delight, I couldn't help but smile.

To make the Stained Mosaic portion of this card, you need to create a "mosaic" stamp using leftovers of the rubber that our cling stamps come in.  All you need to do is save those rubber pieces that outline the stamps until you collect enough to cut them up and make a mosaic stamp that will look something like this.  I used an acrylic block, but you could also use a wood block.  You just need something to adhere the little rubber pieces to.

You will then ink that stamp with VersaMark and stamp over your Focal Image and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Next, take a sponge dauber (or tool of your choice) to add dark ink to the non-embossed spaces between the rubber.  For this card I used Black Memento ink to darken my spaces, but I also experimented with other colors on other cards. 

 Watch the video replay to see more examples.

When you have the spaces colored to your liking, wipe the embossed area with a clean paper towel. 

If needed, use a very slightly damp paper towel to clean the embossed areas, but be careful that it is only minimally damp.  If it is too wet, it can damage the non-embossed line areas of the cardstock.

To finish my card front I stamped the Thank You sentiment from Go to Greetings, and then stamped a couple of the tiny flowers on the punched scalloped oval.  I added a bit of sparkle to the flower centers with Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

I used the same flower cluster used on the sentiment to add a little decoration to the inside of the card.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for today's card with all the cutting and scoring dimensions, use this link to download a copy.

A list of the products I used is shown below.  You can click on any image to get more information about that product.

I hope you have enjoyed the Two-Tone Flora cards this week and that today's bright and cheery card made you smile.  If you enjoyed the cards, will you leave me a note in the comments?  I'd love to hear from you!  

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