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French Country Style Greeting Card

The French Country Style Greeting Card is a gorgeous handmade greeting card that you will not want to miss! If you're into vintage crafts, this project is for you. Use three different shades of ink to stamp a faded image onto a card. Add a birdcage and a few flowers, and create a card that reminds you of the French countryside. The butterflies and flowers are perfect to remind a friend of the coming spring, or it can also be used to send a special greeting.

French Country Style Greeting Card

Materials:

  • 12” x 12” Rustic Dreams Scrapbook Paper from www.fabscraps.co.za (Code 48 008)
  • 12” x 12” Reminisce Scrapbook Paper from Kaisercraft Storyteller Collection (Code P1507)
  • 5” x 5” Golden Marble Cardstock
  • White Cardstock Laser Cutout of a Bird Cage
  • 0.2” Wide Cream Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Three Black Sequins
  • Pigment Ink Stamp Pads in the Following Colors: Khaki Green, Gold and Black
  • Windsor Clear Texture Stamp from Kaisercraft (Code CS 880)
  • Revlon Flex Flexi Natural Hold Hairspray
  • Clear Acrylic Block
  • Large petal Palm Punch from xcut, code XCU 261811
  • Leaf-shaped Paper Punch
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Pair of Standard Scissors
  • Quick-drying Craft Glue (such as Bostik Clear)


Instructions:
 

1. Cut a piece sized 11” x 5.4” from the Rustic Dreams scrapbook paper and score it in half to create a card sized 5.4” x 5.4”.

2. Press the Windsor clear texture stamp onto the acrylic block. Cover the left part of the stamp with khaki green ink and the right part of the stamp with black ink. Add gold ink to the right-hand tips of the butterflies’ wings and transfer the Windsor image onto the left side of the 5” x 5” golden marble cardstock

French Country Style Greeting Card

3. With the fold at the top, centre and glue the golden marble cardstock to the front of the card.

4. Use the golden and black ink pigment ink stamp pads to add some highlights to the bird cage. Spray the bird cage with the Revlon Flex Flexi Natural Hold Hairspray and allow to dry.

French Country Style Greeting Card

5. Glue the bird cage to the front of the card.

6. Punch three flowers from the pink side of the Reminisce scrapbook paper.

7. Punch three flowers from the striped side of the Rustic Dreams scrapbook paper.

8. Glue the striped flowers on top of the pink flowers, and then glue them to the bottom of the bird cage.

9. Glue a sequin to the centre of each flower.

10. The Reminisce scrapbook paper has several borders printed on the one side of the paper. Punch leaves from the green border and glue these around the flowers on the bird cage.

11. Make a small bow from the ribbon and glue it to the top of the cage.

 

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I really like the inspiration of this French Country Style Greeting Card! The vintage two tone French printing and the vintage bird cage make for a quaint village feel. I also really love the way the flowers, leaves and bow give the whole card more personality and dimension! This would be perfect for a bon voyage, an anniversary or even a birthday card. Thanks for spreading the inspiration!

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