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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I thought I would try the same layout as yesterday but with larger flowers. I used the "Gorgeous Posies" set to make my card.  I think I like the smaller flowers better.  And you know that old saying, "three's a charm"?  Well, it took me three times to make this card.  The first time the open strip in the middle was too wide and it didn't look like there were enough flowers on it.  Then the second time I messed up the bottom flower because I forgot to put the mask over it and I stamped the leaves right on top.  And the third time I paid better attention.  

So, here it is.  The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather and taped it to the card base.  Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White and that was used for my focal piece.

I cut a 3/4" x 5-1/2" piece of copier paper to cover the word area. If you have some scrap vellum, that would work better. You'd be able to see the words better.  The first two I ruined, I stamped the words first and the last one I stamped them last. It doesn't matter what order you do them in.  I stamped mine using black Memento ink and the words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set.

I stamped the flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I stamped two on top and one on the bottom.  I had it the opposite on my first card and it didn't look very balanced.  I masked the flowers and then stamped the leaves.  I left the masks on while I stamped the darker veins in the leaves.  But they really aren't darker, it's the same Granny Apple Green ink.  I also stamped the flower centers with the dots stamp using Smoky Slate ink.  And the stamping was done. I removed the strip and taped the Whisper White piece to the Highland Heather piece.

After looking at the photo of the card I thought it looked kind of blah.  I forgot to add some bling to it.  So after I'm done posting this, I will be adding some rhinestones like I did on yesterday's card.  And I may add some faceted gems to the center of each flower, they really need something.  I think this card is SO much better with smaller flowers or maybe it's just he way I made this card!!!  

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


Karen said...

I liked both cards but I like the large flowers the best.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

This one is even prettier! Love it!

Kathy Bolam said...

Beautiful card, Love the simplicity of the layout and colors. Definitely will PIN this one.