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Friday, April 09, 2021

Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

My "Art Gallery" set was still sitting out and I found out today I was in need of another thinking of you card. This is a fun and easy set to play with. Plus there's matching dies!!!  Gotta LOVE that.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder (and it is NOT retiring).  I love the looks of this folder. It works with both female and masculine cards. I glued my textured piece in place. With some of the more dimensional embossed pieces, I will use glue to make sure I get it to stick better. Sometimes with the tape it will go on the whole area but because the area dips in, it won't stick to the card base. So I just glue it and I know the glue will solidly hold my piece in place.

I stamped the stem and leaves image using Old Olive ink. I die cut them with the matching die. Dimensionals were added to the back and set aside.

The flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight for the larger image and Crushed Curry for the second step image. Then I stamped some Mango Melody in the center using the small center stamp. I die cut the flower out using the matching die. I didn't like how the Mango Melody looked, so I ended up drawing over that image using some Tombow Mono glue. I let the glue dry and once it was dry I added a piece of gold foil and pressed it onto the sticky glue. Tombow Mono glue remains sticky once it's dry. Ever try to remove it from your fingers? What a mess!  I have a love hate relationship with this glue! LOL After the foil was pressed onto the glued area I took a stipple brush and brushed away the gold that didn't stick. It brushed away easily because the gold foil is so thin and fragile. You could use a toothbrush to do this too. Once I got all the loose gold foil off it ended up as you see it. Pretty, huh? I added Dimensionals to the back.

The words are from the same set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with the rectangle die from the bundle.  And now I was ready to assemble.

I set the stem piece in place and then the flower on top. I was going to have the words go over the stem but it didn't look quite right so I added it below the flower and I think it worked there much better. And the card was done!  

This was an easy and fun card to make. Plus super quick. I need to use that gold foil more often, it's fun and pretty!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to see this easy to make flower card,

1 comment:

Hilda Burton said...

This is a very pretty card, Wanda. I love the brick embossed background for the pretty flower. I need a thank you card and I think this will be my choice. Enjoy your day!