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Monday, June 20, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Art Gallery, Hues of Happiness, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm still playing with the "Happiness Abounds" bundle. Perhaps because it's still sitting out on my worktable. I am loving these flowers and with the matching dies, it makes it a much easier card to make. Plus the flowers on the "Hues of Happiness" Designer Series Paper (DSP) are SO pretty.  And not to mention how quick you can whip up a card.

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

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White and textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I glued that to the card base. 

Next I die cut two stitched rectangles from the "Rectangle Stitched" framelits. I used the second smallest one in the grouping of 8. I sponged the edges using Coastal Cabana ink. It was a tossup between that and Pool Party.  I thought Pool Party might be a bit too light and not stand out as much because of the two flowers that are Pool Party color.  I used my blending brush to "sponge" the edges. On one of them I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the "Art Gallery" set using black Memento ink. I glued the two rectangles onto the front of the card.

The flowers from the DSP were die cut and the leaves were fussy cut. I had some ribbon that looked like the Pool Party color so I added it to my card. I just made a loop and used a glue dot to hold it down and then I took a 1-1/2" piece of the ribbon and let it stick out the bottom area to give the illusion that a bow was made and the rest of it is hiding behind the flowers. 

The flowers were added using Dimensionals. Lay them out first so you know where you want them. I started with the upper left one and set it in place, then the smaller light one on the upper right and then the large one in the center. I tucked the leaves in around the flowers.

For a final touch I added some enamel dots I had that matched. I don't always have the ribbons and other embellishments that are current, so I have been using what I have. All this stuff needs to be used up!

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I like how it turned out and would consider making more in the near future. Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping tomorrow so I think I'm going to take advantage of that and order some more of this DSP (plus a few other things UGH!!!).

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,

1 comment:

Cami said...

Wanda, this is a beautiful card...simply elegant and I love it!