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Monday, February 22, 2016

A Happy Birthday Everyone and Botanical Builder Birthday Card

Oh, you guessed it.  I left the "Happy Birthday, Everyone" out!!  It was clean and dry and waiting to go back into it's container.  I had a scrap piece of black and white dotted paper from the "Neutral's" pack so I thought I would make a monochromatic card.  I have not made one of those in a long time.  I don't often do black and white, I tend to go red and white!  But this was the paper that was sitting out so I went with it.  I'm trying to clean up my workroom and pieces of scrap papers are popping up.  It's nice to use them.

SO what I did here was I cut my dotted paper 1-3/4" x 4".  I taped it to a piece of Whisper White that was cut 4" x 5-1/4".  I set the decorative paper on the card stock so I could see where the words should go.  That was the tricky part.  After stamping the words I taped the paper in place.  Then I taped a piece of ribbon onto the back and wrapped it around the card front and I taped it to the other side on the back.  I taped that piece on a folded half sheet of Basic Black card stock.

It needed something more, so I looked in my stash of die cut flowers and I was going to use one of the larger ones that I keep using on cards but today I thought I would step out of that box and try a smaller flower.  I found one and I added a center to it, which consisted of two star like pieces glued together.  I pressed them in the center in the palm of my hand so they could curl up a bit and then I glued them to the center of the flower.  I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and set it in place on the card.  I wanted a leaf but they were all a bit too big, so I took one of the ferny looking leaves and cut it off somewhere in the middle.  Now it was the perfect length for this little flower!  I used glue to set it in place.  And that was it.  A simple and elegant looking birthday card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

JanD said...

Very nice. I like black and white; I sometimes will add in a touch of red.