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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Around the Bend, Fancy Flora, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I'm so happy to share this fun card with you and the big mistake I made along the way. I found this card on Pinterest and you can see the original by clicking here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fancy Flora" 6" x 6" stack. Here's where I made my big mistake yesterday and only discovered it today when I found this card. I had cut my DSP wrong and I could have gotten two cards from one sheet instead of three cards from two sheets.  So first cut the DSP at 2-1/8" from the left edge and 5-1/4" long, cutting from the bottom. Then the rest of the piece could have been used for the card I had made yesterday. I had just taken that piece and cut the piece up until it was the size I needed. So I wasted half a piece. But after cutting off the part I needed today I saw that whole piece I could have used yesterday. Live and learn!  And I'm ALWAYS learning!!! LOL  I added an Evening Evergreen layer behind the DSP that measured 2-3/8" x 5-1/4". I taped the two pieces together.

Next I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Succulent card stock and cut that in half at 2-1/8".  I textured both pieces using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I textured both because I figured I'd be making another one of these cards because I now know how to cut the DSP and also because it's SO pretty! I glued the DSP to the front of the card. I use glue because tape on textured card stock doesn't always stick as well as I'd like it to due to surface contact. Glue stays in place even if there are areas with no glue on them. Once that was glued on the right side of the card I taped the left side in place.

The words are from the "Around the Bend" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink, though I think black Memento ink would have been fine too since the green was SO dark. I die cut the words using the 4th stitched circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set. And the scalloped layer behind it was die cut using a die from the "Layering Circles" that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle die.  I taped the two circles together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place.

I added five crystal rhinestones that I had colored with my dark Mango Melody Blends pen. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside and the card was done.

It's another very rich looking card. This DSP is fun to play with. There are other fun and brighter colors in the pack and I'll be diving into that to see what I can create or "learn from".  LOL

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


KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE this layout.
You created a strong but LOVELY card my friend.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I'm really loving the papers from the Fancy Flora pack! Love your card. I made one similar recently but used a strip of a coordinating dsp instead of the embossed strip. The embossing folder you used is one of my favorites!