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Thursday, February 01, 2024

Enduring Beauty, Perennial Postage, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a pretty and fun card to share with you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Misty Moonlight card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Bight of Navy was cut for the layer and the Basic White piece was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".  I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White and I taped it to the inside.

The flower is from the "Enduring Beauty" set and was stamped using Night of Navy ink. 

Now for the fun part. The flower was colored in using a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green ink. There is a package of masks (stencils) called "Enduring Beauty Decorative Masks" and they are set in place over the outline and then colored in using the Blending Brush.  You start out with the large flower mask and lightly color over the open areas with Balmy Blue ink. It does help to add a little tape to the back of the card stock (I used removable tape) and then tape your mask down so it doesn't slip. Then color in the areas. Next was the detailed part for the flowers and you use the same Balmy Blue ink and it just darkens those areas.

The leaves were done using Granny Apple Green ink and you do the same thing. Start with the larger mask and then use the detailed one on top of that.

The link provides a video and in that video it was suggested to leave the large flower mask taped down and place the detailed one over the top of it. It is a bit difficult to see where that mask needs to go on the card stock but when you line it up with the notch on the top of the mask you can see where it goes and add your color.  And you can also use sponge daubers instead of the brush.  

Once the piece was colored it was textured using the "Softly Sophisticated" embossing folder but you put it in the folder so the bumps will be on the back instead of the front. That way the front stays smooth but yet the piece has some fun texture.

I glued my piece to the Night of Navy piece and then that was taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Perennial Postage" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. I die cut using one of the dies in the "Enduing Beauty" bundle. I wrapped some linen thread around the left side and tied a bow. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

I found some (retired) White Perfect Accents and added them to the front of the card. I need to mail this but I didn't want pearls sticking up. These are nice and flat and did the job.

I did not stamp inside my card but if you watch the video you can add the flowers. They are really pretty but I usually don't decorate the inside of my cards.

It was fun to stencil and it's also pretty.

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

1 comment:

Lynette said...

What pretty flowers, and a great card!