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Friday, June 22, 2018

Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card, 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today's card looked SO much prettier in my head than it does on paper.  Maybe I need to try it in a different color or maybe I need to just walk away from the whole idea!!!  LOL

I used the "Varied Vases" set and the matching punch. I stamped the vase using Smoky Slate ink. I think the Gray Granite would look better but I forgot to order that color! DUH!  I tried stamping off but Smoky Slate was just too light so I went full strength.

I stamped the flowers and colored them in with the Real Red marker. I added a pearl to the center of each flower. The tiniest pearl for the turned flower and the next size for the higher flower.

I set the vase on the card front to see where I needed to stamp the ledge piece from the "Varied Vases" set. I used Post it notes on either side  because I didn't want the whole long border. I stamped that using Smoky Slate ink. I colored it in with the Balmy Blue marker.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped those using black Memento ink.

I set the vase in place with Dimensionals and I added some pearls to fancy it up a bit.  It needed all the help it could get.  I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers too, but it doesn't show up on the photo.

It was a fun card to make and if I were to try to attempt this again there's a few things I would try. I think the vase might look better in vellum. I would stamp the entire stems so it shows through the vase and I would color part of the vase with Balmy Blue so it would look like water in the vase.  

So to make my card I used a folded half-sheet of Smoky Slate card stock. It was cut in half on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens from the bottom. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue. And the focal piece is 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  It's a quick and easy card to make and I think it would be pretty with the right combo of colors!!

Thank you SO much for tolerating my kerfuffle!!!

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