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Monday, February 25, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Birthday Card

I found a fun card on the internet but I didn't want to make a long thin card. I wanted to keep my card at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  So I worked with the image a bit and this is what I came up with. You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

I stamped the side images from the "Beauty Abounds" set using black Memento ink. I'm not that great at getting things perfectly centered but unless you don't examine the card too closely you won't notice it.  After stamping the flowery part I took the larger bubbles image from the same set and stamped them using Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I took the smaller bubbles image and stamped them using Balmy Blue ink.  I trimmed this piece to 5-1/2" x 2-3/8".  I cut a Balmy Blue layer that measured 5-1/2" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together. 

I set the layers on top of the card base and I lightly drew a pencil line using the layers as my edge.  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using black Memento ink.  I took my art gum kneadable eraser.  That eraser is a must to have. It removes graphite and will not ruin your card stock.  If you draw lightly there will be no trace at all of the lines. If you press hard with your pencil, it will still erase the graphite but there will be and indentation from the pressure you used. You can knead them and shape them to whatever you'd like. Sometimes I find I need to shape them into a cone to erase what I need erased. I even took a piece of the eraser kneaded and shaped it so it fit in my mechanical pencil.  I just highly recommend them.  

Next I taped the two layers to the card base.  I die cut a butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper pack.  It's a Sale-a-Bration item.  I have had lots of fun with all of the butterfly images in this pack.

Taking a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I cut the second to the largest stitched circle die.  I used the "Starburst" punch and punched one of Balmy Blue. I taped the Whisper White circle to it and then taped the two of them to the stamped image.  I added the butterfly with Dimensionals and the card was done.

I thought it was a fun card to make. What I liked was that the bubbles helped color in the details of the image so I didn't have to do any coloring with markers. 

When I saw this card on the internet I knew I just had to make it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


HJ said...

i love this beautiful card, Wanda. How clever of you to take a long, skinny card and make it into an A2. Thanks for your tips. Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Love this card, but couldn't find the original. Glad you were able to downsize and share.

Wanda said...

I can no longer find the original card but when I do I will post it.

Barani said...

I tried it and made 4 beautiful cards. It was very easy. Thanks for sharing!