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Friday, August 04, 2017

Better Together, Whole Lot of Lovely, Birthday Card,

Here's a very simple and yet elegant birthday card to make. Though you could make into a card for other occasions.

For my card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of embossed Whisper White. I had used the "Garden Trellis" embossing folder to create that pretty background.  I taped it in place on top of the card base.

I used a scrap piece of the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  The piece here measures 4-1/2" x 1-3/4".  I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to 4-5/8" x 1-7/8". I taped the two layers together and taped them to the embossed layer.  

I added the paper doily.  I only taped it in the center and on the more solid edge scallops. 

I tied the Pool Party "Shimmer Ribbon" around the panel and tied a bow.  I added a glue dot under the bow to help hold it in place.  I had trouble getting my ribbon tight enough and then I had trouble with it being too tight.  So I left it loose and cut it in the back. I then taped the ends down.  No one is going to ever see that.

The words are from the "Better Together" set.  I stamped them using Pool Party ink.  I cut the piece of Whisper White card stock 2" x 2-1/2".  I cut the layer 2-1/8" x 2-5/8".  I added 3 of the "Glitter Enamel Dots".  I picked the lightest blue ones so it would blend in with the Pool Party color.  I set the word panel in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  It was a great way to use up those scrap pieces of DSP and I found it nice not to try to cut a doily in half.  I usually do it by hand and never get it straight, though I don't need to get it straight if it that edge is going to be under a piece of DSP or card stock.

This was a fun card to make. I LOVE this layout and I can see myself making more in the future.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Kathy Bolam said...

Another beautiful card, Wendy.