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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, By the Bay, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, Masculine Birthday Card, Vertical Stretch Technique

 Okay, not being a computer person I struggled with that bottom photo. I could not get the orientation right and it took me 5 tries.  I was about to give up and leave it upside down but I gave it one more try and I finally got it right.  UGH.  Please don't ask me how I did it, I couldn't tell you and I'm not sure I could do it again without all of the drama that went along with this one!!! LOL

Tonight I am going to be participating in a swap and this is my card. I'm not thrilled with the color combination but I was working with limited papers.  It is what it is.  Besides, it's a technique swap so I did the technique.  This technique is called "Vertical Stretch".  You can see the instructions on how to do it here.  I am not fond of this technique. The card does fold into a regular size stamped card and fits in an A2 envelope but the card does not stay closed, no matter how hard you burnish the folds.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This was cut on the 8-1/2" side.

I used the "Share What You Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP) on the top two sections and Whisper White on the bottom.

The image is from the "By the Bay" 2019 Sale-a-Bration set.  I had stamped and colored this image a few days ago. You can see that card here and how I did it.  I layered the image using Tranquil Tide card stock.  The image layer was set in place using Dimensionals.

The words on the inside are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock and layered it with a Tranquil Tide scalloped oval.   I left the bottom unstamped so it can be written on.

I can't say this was fun to make, I didn't really like this card. I don't care much for the technique, mostly because the card does not stay closed.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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