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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Ornate Style, Ornate Layers, Itty Bitty Greetings, Thinking of You Card

My plan for today's card turned out to be different than what was in my head. But I'm okay with the way it turned out.

I had taken a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I sponged on my colors. But first I had made a stencil using on of the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I also ended up digging out my light box so I could see my card stock under it.  Perhaps if I would have cut the "stencil" using a window sheet or even vellum I would have been able to see the card stock better. But it worked out so I was good with it. I used a post it note to hold my stencil to my card stock and I sponged the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink. I sponged the leaves using Granny Apple Green ink. I moved my stencil down and over 4 times so I could fill my piece of card stock.  I ended up cutting off a lot of it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Daffodil Delight card stock. 

The Whisper White layer was cut 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".

I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green at 3" x  4-1/8".

And my stenciled piece was cut at 2-7/8" x 4".

I added a tiny bit of tape to the upper center area of the Granny Apple Green piece. I lined up the stenciled piece and pressed down where the little bit of tape was. I took a 1-1/4" circle punch and put the card stock all the way in and lined up the sides and then punched out the circle. Then I took the stenciled piece and used a 1-3/8" circle punch and punched out an even ring. I taped the two pieces together. Now you will want to add your ribbon now before you begin adding Dimensionals or tape to the back. My ribbon is some retired stuff that I had but I was more concerned about having the right color than it being current. I cut the ribbon about 4" long and taped the ends behind the Granny Apple Green piece. I slipped the end of the ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped ribbon and tied a knot. Then I cut the ribbon. It's easier this way plus it saves on ribbon. 

I stamped the image from the "Ornate Style" set using black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. My piece was about a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" scrap. You just need it big enough to go past the opening of the punched hole. I colored the flower using both light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pens. And both light and dark Granny Apple Green were used for the leaves. This image was set in place by adding Dimenisonals around the circle and then hovering over it and then pressing the piece to the Dimensionals.  

Dimensionals were added to the back of the piece, except the scrap piece of Whisper White, snail tape was added there. This was then set in place on the 3-1/2" x 4-5/8" piece of Whisper White piece. And then that piece was taped to the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I did use a post it note to hold the punched piece so I could put it back in the punch and make the piece shorter yet still have the ends look nice. The word piece was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

I'm okay with the way it turned out. This is one of my most favorite layouts. I can utilize those smaller images in a way that they become the focal point of the card.  Cute, huh?

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

1 comment:

Wavah said...

You have some really pretty papers and this card so pretty.