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Monday, January 22, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Card, 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

This was a very fun card to make.  I wanted to bring out the details of the "Heartfelt Blooms" stamp set, so I added some colors.

I stamped the image using Memento black ink stamped off once.  I needed some guide lines but I didn't want that ink to reveal it all.  I did try stamping off twice but the image was way to light to see what was what.  

I used the new Stampin' Blends and markers.  First I colored in the leaves with the light Old Olive Blends.  Then I colored in the center of the flowers using Daffodil Delight light.  I colored in the flowers using Pink Pirouette light and dark.  When I was done coloring with the Stampin' Blends, I added more detail using the regular markers.  I just wanted to highlight some areas a little more.  It was fun to sit and color, I haven't done that for a long time, probably because it takes a while to do.  To be honest, I don't think I would color another one in like that, mostly because of the time.  But all in all, I do like the card.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set.  I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.  I die cut them with the oval die and I cut a scalloped oval for the layer.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Blushing Bride card stock.  On top of that are some fun layers. I cut a piece from the "Sweet Soiree" Specialty Designers Series Paper (DSP).  The specialty part of this pack is that the papers have silver foil in the designs on one side.  I used the falling snow looking DSP here and I cut that piece 3-7/8" x 3-1/2". The Early Espresso layer behind it was cut 4" x 3-5/8".  The next layer was cut 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" and the Early Espresso layer was cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" and the focal piece was cut 3-3/8" x 2-3/4" and the Early Espresso layer was cut 3-1/2" x 2-7/8".  After taping them, I added the words layer using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

Look really close under the words.  There's a hanging "thing" from the back of a tiny square Dimensional. LOL  It's SO dry in my house that these things cling to anything, not just limited to my hands anymore.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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