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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Textured Floral, Darling Details, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm happy you are here but I'm not so happy with my card. It's not what was in my head. It just didn't come out on paper the same. I'm thinking maybe if I had popped the larger flower using Dimensionals might have made a difference. I suppose I could make another flower and pop it up on top of the old one??? What do you think?  I will tell you how I made this card and maybe you can improve on it.

The base of the 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 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock for the layer and a 5" x 2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Delightful Eclectic" 12" x 12" package and I taped it to the Old Olive piece. Then I taped that piece to the front of the card about 1/4" from the bottom, side, and top edges.

I stamped the large flower using Fresh Freesia ink and the smaller flowers using Bubble Gum ink. I stamped the center of the large flower using Cherry Cobbler ink and Cajun Craze on the smaller one. I like the Cajun Craze color better. I die cut these pieces out.

The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and die cut. I cut a leaf off one side and used it on top under the upper flower.

The words are from the "Darling Details" using Cajun Craze ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I punched it out using the "Double Oval" punch and using the same punch I punched out the scalloped Old Olive oval. I taped the two ovals together.

I set the leaves on top of the card front and then the larger flower on top. Once I thought it looked good I taped them in place. Then I added tape to the back of one of the small flowers and tucked it under the large flower a bit. And then the other smaller flower was added above that one. I taped the leaf I cut off under the upper flower.

I colored the flowers using my Wink of Stella pen thinking it would help make it look better.  It didn't.

Then I added Dimensionals to the back of the oval piece and set that in place.  Once I saw that popped up I thought the larger flower would look better popped up. SO I just may stamp another one and pop it up and hope it looks better.

Thank you for hanging in there with this card that just didn't turn out the way I had hoped it would,

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