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Friday, May 21, 2021

Pansy Patch, Forever Fern, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

There were a couple of things I wanted to do on a card today. I wanted to make a card that didn't require any layering and I wanted to use some Designer Series Paper (DSP) instead of stamping. Here is what I ended up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card was cut in half on the short 8-1/2" side so it measured 4-1/4" x 11" before folding in half. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I die cut three flowers from the "Pansy Petals" 12" x 12" DSP package. I taped them together on the back with scotch tape and then used some snail tape to hold them together on the front. 

The leaves were die cut using some Pear Pizzazz card stock. I was going to use Granny Apple Green but I didn't have any in my scrap bin so I grabbed the closest green. I didn't want to cut a new piece of card stock just for a couple of leaves. The dies in the "Pansy Patch" bundle have textured dies, they texture and cut at the same time.  How fun is that?  This bundle has a lot of fun dies, stamps and words.  And I didn't stop there, I bought the matching "Pansy Petals" DSP.  One of the designs in the package has pansies that fit the dies. So I had cut two large flowers and one small.  Anyway, back to the leaves, I die cut two of them.  No stamping involved there at all!  After the leaves were set in place, I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece aside.

I die cut some Basic White leaves from the "Forever Fern" dies.  I had set my pieces on the front of the card and thought it looked so blah. So I took a blending brush and colored in the front of the card using Mango Melody. I made sure I left the upper part open for the wording. 

The words are from the "Pansy Patch" set and were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink. 

I added tiny dots of liquid glue to the leaves and I set them in place on the front of the card.

Then I set the flower piece in place. I thought the flowers could use something so I took my Wink of Stella pen and colored in the center areas of each flower, not the direct center but the next "layer" out.

The card still needed something, so I found some retired purple "Candy Dots" and added them to the card and I liked what I saw and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. It was easy enough, there wasn't a lot of coloring because the DSP flowers were already colored.  I had trouble deciding if the brushed background should be a yellowish color or a light blue. I think either would be pretty.  

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this pretty birthday card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE using the DSP to die-cut these Pansy flowers out. Your card is PERFECT!