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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Flowers of Beauty, Unbounded Love, Friendship, Birthday, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card with LOTS of layers that I found on Pinterest. I clicked on the link but didn't find any measurements. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the layer and on top of that layer is a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White that was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that piece to the first piece I cut and then I taped those two to the front of the card.

Next I took a 2-1/2" x 3-5/8" piece of Azure Afternoon card stock and textured it using the "Distressed Tile" embossing folder. Then I cut 1-1/8" strips off the 2-1/2" side so the strips measured 1-1/8" x 3-5/8".  You need four of these strips. Dimensionals were added to the back and the strips were set in place on top of the "Distressed Tile" piece. I added the top and the bottom pieces first and then the middle ones.

Then I die cut the largest circle from the "Everyday Details" die set using Basic White card stock. I glued it on top of the Azure Afternoon strips.

The flowers from the "Flowers of Beauty" bundle were stamped next using Misty Moonlight ink for the outline and Azure Afternoon ink for the petals on a piece of Basic White card stock. I colored the centers with my Daffodil Delight marker and I cut them out using the matching dies in the bundle. You need three of these flowers. I set them in place using Dimensionals. Taking the "Everyday Details" circle I had cut, I added the top flower first, then the one on the right and then the left one. Where the flowers touch each other no Dimensionals were added. I didn't want them to be bulgy. 

For the leaves I stamped them on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Old Olive ink for the outline and Granny Apple Green ink for the solid part. I die cut them using the matching die. I did do something a little different on my leaves to give them a lighter and darker color. I inked up one leaf first, stamped it and then inked both and stamped them. I used my Stamparatus to do that so I could stamp in the same place more than once and get the ink exactly where it needs to go. I cut the leaves out using the matching die in the bundle. I used a little bit of glue on the leaves and tucked them under the flowers. 

The words are from the "Unbounded Love" bundle and were stamped using Misty Moonlight ink. I cut them using the smallest circle in the "Everyday Details" die set. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This card did have a lot of layers and pieces but I thought it was SO worth it. The original card added ribbon and linen thread. I opted not to. I didn't have any ribbon that would match and I thought the linen thread didn't look good alone so I left it off.

I think this is a very versatile card too.  Even the wording on it "hello" could be for a birthday, thinking of you, get well, or friendship card. 

Now this was the card I was going to make yesterday but after playing around with the flowers I ended up with what I posted, which I was happy with but I do like today's card SO much better.

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

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I just discovered that the notices of your posts have strangely been going to my SPAM folder! Sorry I've missed all of your great cards for a while!