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Friday, February 24, 2023

Painted Poppies, Beautifully Happy, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello!  I'm happy to share this thank you card with you today. Do you ever look through your stamp sets and realize that some are going to be retiring soon?  I was looking for words in my sets and I saw the "Painted Poppies" set and thought about how long I've had it. I am pretty sure this set will be retiring this year. So I thought I'd make a card from it and then get back to my other new sets. Sometimes you need to take a step backwards before you can move forward again!

So to make my card I cut a sheet of Basic White in half so it measured 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". I folded it in half so it open don the bottom and the fold was on the top.

Next I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Real Red card stock and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. 

I stamped the flowers from the "Painted Poppies" set using black Memento ink on the Basic White piece. I centered the image and then I stamped on either side of it with the same stamp to fill in the space.

Next I took the third largest stitched circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set and I die cut the flowers from the stamped Basic White piece. Then I die cut a scalloped Real Red piece from the larger piece I just cut for the layer. I taped the circles together. Then I colored in one flower within the circle. I taped the circle over the opening in the Basic White layer. The Basic White layer was taped to the Real Red layer.

The ribbon was cut and the ends taped to the back of the layers using scotch tape. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card base.

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I took a scrap piece of Real Red card stock and using the "Dual Oval" punch, I punched out the scalloped oval. And the words were punched out using the smaller oval on that same punch. I taped the ovals together and added Dimenisonals to the back. I set the piece in place on the front of the card.

A bow was tied and glued in place and the card was done.

This isn't really what I pictured in my head. I think the background could have used some texture, it's kind of plain looking. 

I thank you ever so much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thank you card,


KardsbyKadie said...

What a PRETTY card my friend.
LOVE how you spotlighted the center section.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Great technique of spotlighting the section of poppies and the pop of red! Great card!