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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Darling Details, Timeless Arrangements, Friendship or Note Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. I thought it was a sweet card that could be used for a number of other occasions too. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made this card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The textured top piece wasn't sitting well with me. First of all I didn't have the same embossing folder, which is not a big deal, I just use something that I think looks nice.  My issue with the embossed pieces is that you can see how the Dimensionals added to the back make the piece look warped.  Had you ever noticed that before?  Me either. Not until I was making the card and I saw how thin some of these embossing folders make the card stock. I could really see the warps in the original card. So after embossing the piece I cut another 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and I glued it to the embossed sheet. I set it aside to dry while I worked on the other parts of the card,.

Next I stamped the flowers from the "Darling Details" bundle. I used Melon Mambo stamped off once for the inside part of the flowers and I used it full strength for the outlines. Same with the leaves except I used Granny Apple Green ink. I die cut the pieces using the matching dies from the bundle. I also die cut the Basic White open flower pieces.

I tied a gold bow with large loops using some gold ribbon I had in my stash.  

The words are from the same "Darling Details" bundle and I stamped them using Wild Wheat ink. I didn't want to do any heat embossing. It's not one of my favorite things to do and the Wile Wheat color looked pretty golden to me. I die cut the words using the smallest rectangle die from the "Timeless Arrangements" bundle. The original card looks like it just cut the word piece on the paper cutter.  I was going to do that but wanted my piece straight! LOL

Then the circle was die cut. It's from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. It's the second largest one. I cut two because of the same warping issue.  I glued the two pieces together and set aside for a bit. 

I was now ready to assemble the pieces. First I set the embossed Basic White piece on the card front using Dimensionals.  See, no signs of warping.  Why did I not think of this before?  The card has a more professional look to it. Nice and crisp. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the largest flower and the little flowers were set on it. I just held up the largest flower and set the smaller ones in place around it. I had enough small Dimensionals around the edges for the smaller flowers to catch one or two of them. I did the same with the leaves. Then I turned the flower over so I could see where there would be spaces to add some glue because I wanted to make sure the piece would stick to the circle. 

The circle was added next. It's about a 1/2" from the fold and I tried to center it up and down by eyeing it. It won't matter if it's not perfect. There's so much eye movement with the flowers and leaves that the eye will not catch if it's not perfectly centered.

Once the circle was added then the flower piece was set in place. The bow was slipped under the larger flower. And the white flowers were slipped in under the leaves. I did snip them so they fit better. The top two are from the same "branch". I cut it to fit on the left and took the leftover piece and slipped it in with a little bit of glue.

I snipped a little bit off the left part of the word piece and I set that in place using small Dimensionals under the "just". One about where the "j" is and one about where the "t" is.  And I called the card done.

No embellishments were added, I liked the look of it as it was. It had a nice clean crisp look to it. Going forward when I use embossed card stock that feels thin or loose after embossing my plan is to back it up with another piece of card stock for stability. I do like how it looks. 

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

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

Oh My.....What a lovely card.
I especially LOVE how you embossed the solid white panel.