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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Peaceful Moments, Ornate Borders, Daisy Punch, Birthday Card

I was looking in Pinterest and I found this layout that I really liked, so I ran with it 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 Gorgeous Grape card stock.

The top of the card was done in pieces.  I textured a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock using the "Subtle" embossing folder. I cut a 5/8" strip and a 2-1/8" strip from that piece.

Next I die cut two of the pretty bordered edging from the "Ornate Borders" dies using Gorgeous Grape card stock.  I made sure I moved the die inward on the edge of the Gorgeous Grape card stock so I had something there to tape or glue in place.  I used tape. I taped one of the border pieces to the right side of the smaller textured Whisper White piece.  And I taped the other border piece to the left side of the larger textured Whisper White piece. I did have to snip the ends a bit, they overlapped.  

I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack. 

To assemble the background you will need to either mark a scrap piece of copier paper or use your grid paper.  Mark the piece 4" x 5-1/4".  Set the Whisper White pieces face down over that marked area.  You can also cut a piece of copier paper to that size and just lay your pieces over it.  Add some snail tape to the back of those pieces.  Make sure they are lined up to measure 4" x 5-1/4" and then set the DSP in place over the gap between the two pieces.  You can also just do the small side first and then add the larger one. Whichever way works best for you.

I punched the flowers using the large and medium "Daisy" punches. I punched four of each size.  I placed a flower in the palm of my hand and I took a marker and I pressed it into the center of the flower.  Having it in the palm of my hand allowed it to cup up a bit. I glued the flowers together.  I set them on top of the card so I could see where the leaves were going to go.

The leaves were punched out using the "Leaf" punch on Granny Apple Green card stock.  Pear Pizzazz will work well here too.  I glued the stems in place under the flowers.

I added a Dimensional to the back of the flowers and I set them in place.  

Then I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink.  I set the card up in my Stamparatus because I knew the ink wouldn't work well on that textured surface.  I had to ink and stamp it three times.  If I were to make this card again, I would stamp the words first now that I know where they go. I think it would have been difficult to stamp them first not knowing where the placement would be.  Maybe leaving the Whisper White piece a little wider before stamping and texturing and then trimming it so it's mostly centered.  That could work.

I added the flower centers from the "Perennial Essence" Floral Centers embellishment container.  I didn't look in the new catalog, but my guess is that these are retiring at the end of this month.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and it was done.

I really like the look of this card.  It's got such a happy feel to it.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,

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