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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A Touches of Texture July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Birthday Card

I'm still working on using up the pieces in my July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I did make one of the boxes but that was all I really needed, so I'm trying to use up the pieces to create cards.  I wish Stampin' Up! had a page to go to with alternative ideas for kits you didn't enjoy as much as you thought you would.  Or like me, to make cards out of the pieces I didn't want to use.  I'd LOVE that job!!!  How fun would that be?

Anyway, onto this card.  I took one of the boxes and laid it out flat on the paper cutter.  I cut a rectangle and a triangle and I layered them with Basic Black card stock.  You can still see the score marks in the layered piece but I thought it just gave the piece a little more character.

I used the "Touches of Texture" set for the flowers.  I colored them in using markers and a blender pen.  I layered it with a piece of Basic Black card stock and I set it in place on the card with Dimensionals. 

I played around with the layout until I found one that was pleasing to my eye and this is what I ended up with.  I think it worked.  I colored in 3 "White Accents" with a Sharpie marker and added them to the left side of the card.  I used the birthday greetings from the "Petite Pairs" set.

The base of the card is Basic Black. I added a layer of Daffodil Delight (though I think it would look better if it were the other way around) and I added the Whisper White layer and finished it off from there.

I did have fun playing with these pieces.  I still have more pieces, but I think I'll save them for another day.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,


Cheryl Hewak said...

Beautiful card Wanda. I also think the score marks add something extra to the card. Where can I find the dimensions? Thanks

Wanda said...

You just trim off a triangle on one of the boxes. And for the rectangle you open up the box and cut a rectangle shape. For this layout you don't need to have the shapes any specific size.