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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Avant-Garden, Birthday Card, 2017 Sale a Bration

While surfing the net for some thing fun to make using the "Avant-Garden" 2017 Sale-a-Bration set, I found this beauty.  You can see the original made by Elvira here.  I think it's German by the wording stamped on her cards. But does it really matter?  No, beauty is beauty in any language!!

For this card I used a folded half sheet of Rich Razzleberry. Then I took a quarter sheet of Whisper White and ran it through the Big Shot using the "Falling Hearts" embossing folder.  Then I trimmed it to 4" x 5-1/4"

Next I took a piece of the decorative paper from the "Falling in Love" pack and trimmed it to 1-5/8" x 5-1/4".  The Rich Razzleberry layer behind it is cut 1-7/8" x 5-1/4".  

I stamped the flower using the new Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I stamped two flowers, one for the oval and one to fussy cut out!!! UGH!!!  LOL  I stamped the stem and leaves using Pear Pizzazzink.  The center of the flower I fussy cut is stamped using Rich Razzleberry.

I used the stitched oval die here and an oval scalloped die to layer behind it.  I set the pieces on the Whisper White background to see where to place the words from the "Wetlands" set.  I stamped them in the right corner and I made a mess of it so I stamped them in the left corner and used the panel to cover up my mistake!!  Whatever it takes, right?  I kind of like that strip on the right side. I'm so used to adding it on the left that it is nice to change it up now and then and if takes a mistake to make me see that change is needed, then so be it!! Bottom line here is, the card looks good and no one will know about the horrible stamp job under that panel.  

I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  I also set the flower I fussy cut out in place using Dimensionals as well.  It was a very fun and simple card to make.

Thank you ever so much for visiting today,


Cheryl Hewak said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Way to go to cover up mistake. I like the greeting on the left.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Thank you for describing how you did it too.