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Sunday, July 16, 2023

Dainty Delight, Layering Leaves, Friendship Card, Book Card Technique, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a friendship card to share with you. I had a lot of fun making it and was thrilled that it turned out they way I imagined it! Please read on to see how I made todays card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut it in half on the short side so once cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11". The fold is on the left and it opens on the right. I scored it at 4-1/2", 5-1/2", and 6-1/2".  Fold the piece in half on the 5-1/2" score.  I added glue to the area between the 5-1/2" score line and 6-1/2" score line. Then I closed the card. Now you have a "Book Card". Super simple technique. Now you just decorate as you would like.

I wanted to make a ring of flower so I die cut 22 flowers from the "Dainty Delight" bundle. I glued two together so I ended up with 11 flowers. I also die cut 9 leaves using Mossy Meadow card stock.

A 4-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock and a 3/4" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock for the left side of the "book".  

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Fresh As A Daisy" 12" x 12" package. I cut one at 4" x 3-3/4" and a 1/2" x 3-3/4".  I taped the DSP strip to the Basic White strip and then taped that to the left side of the card. 

I lined up the two larger pieces and used some post it tape to hold them together. Then I took the second and third largest circle dies from the "Layering Dies" set and cut my circles. First I used the smaller one, centering it as much as I could on the taped pieces. After cutting them together, I took the larger one and lined it up on the piece of DSP. I did tape this down too, I didn't want it moving on me while I was cutting it. I didn't save the ring of DSP cutting it created.  I set the Basic White piece on top of the card front and I lightly traced around it onto the card base. I needed to see where I could stamp the words. The words are from the "Layering Leaves" set using black Memento ink. I let the ink dry a bit before I erased the lines. I have a kneadable eraser, it removes the graphite with out pilling your paper. It's one of the best erasers you can use. I highly recommend you getting one. You can get them at your local craft store where you'd find drawing pencils. I taped the DSP circle piece to the Basic White circle piece. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the top of the card base.

Now for the flowers. I added a dot of glue to the back of the flowers and place them around the ring. I forgot to mention the flower centers. I had die cut them when I die cut the flowers and I colored them in with my light Lolly Lemon Blends pen. You can also use Lemon Lolly card stock but I didn't have any scrap. I glued the centers on each flower.

Next the leaves were added by adding a little bit of glue and tucking them under the flowers. And the card was done.

I am pleased with the way the card turned out and I can't wait to mail it out.

Thank you SO very much for stopping in and seeing today's friendship card,


KardsbyKadie said...

What a LOVELY looking card Wanda.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love how those daisies make such a pretty wreath!

Lynette said...

I love daisies, so I really like these last couple of cards!