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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Varied Vases, Flowering Foils DSP, So Very Vellum DSP, Birthday Card

To make this card, you will need to fussy cut. I am not a big fan of fussy cutting, but if the card is pretty for fun, I will give it a shot.  I've been spoiled by the matching dies and find fussy cutting so cumbersome. I found a card on Pinterest and I REALLY liked it but I didn't have all of the supplies to make it so I changed the colors 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 Soft Sea Foam card stock.  

I taped a piece of the Sale-a-Bration "So Very Vellum"  12
 x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack to the front. I chose the Soft Sea Foam DSP and I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4".  

I fussy cut the flower from the Sale-a-Bration "Flowering Foils" 12"x 12" paper pack.  

I colored the flower using the dark Seaside Spray, light Old Olive, dark Petal Pink and light Highland Heather Blends pens.  I used the Highland Heather in the center of the flower and on a few areas where it's a little bit darker, like inside petals.  Next I colored the Petal Pink pen just above the Highland Heather coloring.  Then I colored the whole flower using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  The leaves were colored using the Old Olive pen and the berries/buds were colored using the dark Highland Heather pen.  I tried coloring with the ink pad and a blender pen but it left funny marks on the paper.  I was able to color over those marks with the Blends pen and the don't show now.

I cut a 5/8" x 3-5/8" strip of Seaside Spray card stock and taped it to the vellum.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Varied Vases" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock and punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  I set the words in place using tape on the right side and a couple of small Dimensionals on the left side.

I colored some rhinestones using the dark Old Olive Blends pen and the dark Seaside Spray Blends pen.  I set them in place on the card and the card was done.

I'm all set for my sister's birthday next week.  YAY! I'm still on time with all of my cards this year (so far!).  

I have also been working both ends of the calendar.  What does that mean?  It means that I'm working on my Christmas cards. I've got about 1/4th of them done.  I have 2 birthdays to deal with in November, so I will be making cards for those, and so on. I should meet up at the end of June, right?  LOL  I just don't want to be stressed come December with the shopping, wrapping, baking (I don't do much but it's become more of a chore as I've gotten older), decorating and then the cards.  So with the cards out of the way I will have less stress.  And maybe I can bake and freeze some things in November!  I'm just trying to simplify my life.  I've already made the granddaughters their Christmas ornaments.  I'll share them on here next week.  I've got a lot of things going on right now. I'd have to schedule it!!! LOL

Anyway, back to my card. I just need to add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and I'm ready to write in it and put it on her package!  Yup, the shopping was done too!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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