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Monday, April 29, 2024

Cheerful Daisies, Days to Remember, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. I struggled a little with the sparkly card stock but other than that it was fun to do. Please read on to see how it was made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It was cut in half on the short 8-1/2" side and once cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  The card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP). I do not know what package it came from, it had been gifted to me but it is from the 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! It measures 4-1/4" x 2". I taped it to the front of the card about 1-1/4" from the top fold.

The flower was cut using the die from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle using Basic White card stock. 

Using the same dies the leaves and branch looking leaves were cut using some Lost Lagoon sparkly glittery paper. This is where my issue came. This paper is thicker which caused the die to not want to cut all the way through. I ended up adding a shim (a piece of card stock) on top of my platform which did help. But I still had to be careful when removing the cut piece because mine tore and I had to redo it (several times UGH!).  

The words are from the "Days to Remember" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch.

The same punch was used for the Lost Lagoon layer behind the words. I taped the two ovals together and added Dimensionals to the back. The piece was set aside.

Now lets assemble the card. Using my dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen I colored the center of the flower. I also added a little dark Crushed Curry to the center too to give it some highlights. I took the detailed die cut piece of the flower and used little dots of mono glue to set it in place on top of the flower. I added a little bit of tape to the center of the flower and set it in place on the front of the card. 

I used a little bit of glue on the ends of the branch looking pieces and leaves and slipped them under the flower.

The words were set in place and the card was done.

This would have been a super quick card had I not had issues with the sparkly card stock (I forgot to mention that it was gifted to me too but it is in the 2023-2024 catalog).

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


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I really love this one! Definitely going to file a copy in my folder to CASE later!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The dsp is from the Inked Botanicals pack of papers.