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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Around the Bend, Pansy Patch, Friendship or Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I have a super quick and easy card for you to make. Please read on to see how I made this card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss and a piece of Basic White to measure 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  I took the Basic White piece and die cut the leave image using the die from the "Around the Bend" bundle. I die cut it about 1/4" from the bottom left area and about the same on the upper right corner area. Lay it on top of the Blackberry Bliss (or whatever color you wanted to work with) and see if it looks even enough by lining up the left side and the top side. If it doesn't you can always trim a little from the left and top.

Before taping and gluing it to the Blackberry Bliss piece, I stamped the words from the "Pansy Patch" set. I will share with you a little trick I used to bend clear stamps and make them stay.  Place the piece you want to stamp on the opposite side of the Stamparatus or MISTI, make sure it's backwards. Or better said, when you close the cover you see the piece as you'd like it on your card. So on the inside you are looking at the back of that piece. I hope that I made that clear. You can use some Washi tape or post it tape or a post it note to hold it in place. I used Post it tape because a little goes a long way. I can reuse it and I cut it in thin strips. I bought a roll about 4 years ago and I still have a lot left on the roll. Okay, sales pitch is over (Post it people, if you're reading, please send a promotional check to me LOL).  Once I got the piece taped to the cover of my MISTI (I use a MISTI for most of my smaller stamping) open the cover and take the stamp and line it up where you want it to be. Close the cover and press down to make sure it's stuck. Then remove the piece from the front and set it inside and you're ready to stamp. I used Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp the words. I can't decide if it's a thinking of you card or friendship card, or both???

Then I taped and glued the piece to the Blackberry Bliss card stock. I used glue on the leaves and tape on the other areas. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

I die cut two flowers from the "Around the Bend" set using Basic White card stock. I also took a scrap piece of Blackberry Bliss and die cut the flower center. I glued the two flower pieces together, offsetting them a little so they look fuller. Then the center was glued in place. I die cut the double leaves using a scrap piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock. A Dimensional was added to the back of the flower and it was set in place on top of the card. I added a dot of glue to the back of the leaf piece and set it in place under the flower. And the card was done. I thought about adding some bling to the card but I liked the clean and simple look.

This was a fun, quick, and easy card to make. I can see myself using this layout again in the future.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see my friendship/thinking of you card,

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