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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Varied Vases, Birthday or Wedding Card

Today's card was a challenge for me to make.  Not that it was a difficult card to make, it was more of a matter of me not paying attention to what I was doing and how easily and quickly things can go wrong.  I found this card on the internet. You can see the original card here.  What caught my eye on this card was the center focal piece, the die cut.  I bought the "Tasteful Textures" dies and only liked the flowery one.  That was the reason I bought the dies.  But I wanted to use the other dies but my creative side has been on hiatus lately.  And when I saw this card I was thrilled.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is the second largest "Rectangle Stitched" die.  The words are from the "Varied Vases" set and were die cut using another "Rectangle Stitched" die.  You will want to do the words before you use the "Tasteful Textures" die so you know where to place the die for cutting.  

After cutting the die, I cut a 3" x 3" piece of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I was originally going to use Flirty Flamingo but I grabbed the wrong DSP and that's where the problems started.  

I had stamped the flowers using Flirty Flamingo but had to redo them using Melon Mambo.  And that wasn't the worst of it.  I had stamped the leaves using Mint Macaron.  But when I went to put the card together (after fussy cutting everything out), I noticed that the DSP was darker than the flowers.  SO after doing a little investigating I had realized that I used the wrong color for the DSP. And it was too late to change it because it was already set in place on top of the card base.  I had set the DSP in place using Dimensionals and added snail tape to the back of the DSP and more Dimenisonals around the rectangle.  So there was no changing anything there.  That's when I had to restamp the flower images.

After stamping the flowers again, I colored the stems using Pear Pizzazz ink instead of Mint Macaron.  And I didn't notice it until I set the other leaves in place.  SO I had to get the stamp set out again and stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and fussy cut them out (again!).  Once I got all the colors right the assembly was a breeze.

I set the words on first.  Oh, on the right side of the words, the end was ribbon cut.  

Then I added the leaves.  Next the double flowers were set in place with snail tape and the larger rose was set in place using Dimensionals.   

This card just fitted in well with the day I had. I had lightly burned my fingers picking up the cookie sheet off the top of my stove. It was the end that was covering the oven vent.  So I grabbed pot holders and put the cookie sheet in the oven. It contained three very heavy buttercup squash.  I opened the oven and burned the underside of my forearm on the inside of the oven door.  I had read that putting mustard on it stops the burning.  So I set the timer and opened the fridge to get the mustard.  I put it on my arm and I smelled like a State Fair corn dog.  So then I had to be careful not touch my clothing or anything else.  I did get some on the counter and had to reapply it.  Once it dried I washed it off with cold water.  And yes, it did stop the burning.  I do have a red mark but it doesn't hurt and there's no blistering.  I don't think I burned it bad enough to blister.  I have not burned myself in years and then to do it twice within a couple of minutes.  So problems with this card just fit in with all the other things that went wrong today.  Tomorrow is a new day and a new card, right?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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