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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Petal Park, Go To Greetings, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! Today I am going to share with you a quick card (quicker if you have the dies). It's an easy one to make. Please read on to see how you can make it yourself.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Mango Melody card stock. This card stock will be retiring soon. I did like the color but my ink pad kept getting thick and had a funny color on top of the crust it formed. Same with my Rich Razzleberry, maybe that's why they are retiring that color too.  Anyway, I have lots of card stock to use up but this layout will work with any of your Designer Series Paper (DSP) and matching inks, so what's stopping you from making it?  The "Petal Park" stamp set?  Well, there's lots of other flowered sets you could use. You must have one in your inventory!! Anyway, my card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

Two pieces of Basic White card stock were cut at 4" x 5-1/4", one for the front and one for the inside.  I taped the inside piece in place. I like to do that right away so when I'm done with the front I'm done with the card. Not that it's a lot of effort to tape the piece to the inside after working on the front, it's just nice to have it done when you're done with the front.

I took a 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP from the "Dandy Designs" package I got during this year's Sale-a-Brations and I taped it to the other piece of Basic White card stock.

I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and I stamped the flowers using Mango Melody ink. Then I used black Memento ink and stamped the detailed images. I made two sets of flowers. The flowers come with three of them on one stamp, which is kind of nice, though it does go with the big leaf background image in the set. Then I fussy cut the flowers. The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and black Memento for the details. I fussy cut them too. 

Next I punched out the scalloped oval using a scrap piece of Mango Melody and the "Double Oval" punch.

The words are from the "Go to Greetings" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I punched them out with the same punch. It's a "double" punch so you get both ovals.  Nice, huh? I taped the ovals together, Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the Basic White piece with the DSP on the right.  I didn't press down on the Dimensionals, I needed to have them loose for when I slipped the flowers under, I wanted to make sure they would go under.  Then I added the two leaves. After the leaves were added I pressed down on the oval to make sure it was set in place.

Dimensionals were added to the Basic White piece and it was set in place on the top of the card base and the card was done.

As I look at it, I think the center of the flowers could use something, so I may add some pearls or other embellishments I find. I was trying to keep it simple and mailable with a single stamp. Adding firm embellishments will cause the card to be non-machinable and cost more to send. So I will be searching for something that is not thick or higher than the word piece.

This was a fun card to make and I think it could be used for a number of occasions.

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

I took the flowers and added a bit of tape to the back and slipped them under the oval. 


KardsbyKadie said...

Such a LOVELY card Wanda!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love the arrangement of flowers around the sentiment! Very pretty card!