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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Simply Said, Cheerful Daisies, Flowering Zinnias, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a birthday card to share with you. Please read on to see how it was made. I saw a card on the internet that looked like something I wanted to make, though I did change it a lot. You can see that card here. There is no direct link so you're going to have to scroll down quite a bit to find it. There were no measurements so I had to wing it. Please read on to see how I made today's 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 3/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" z 12" package. I had a scrap piece that wasn't long enough to go across the 5-1/2" area so I cut the piece I had in half and the ends are hidden under the rest of the layers. My pieces hidden under there are about 2" long. It was a perfect way to get the look I wanted with what I had and I got to use up a really tiny piece of scrap. 

Next I worked on the square layers. The Basic White layer was cut at 3-1/4" x 3-1/4". The olive DSP was cut at 3" x 3". The Melon Mambo piece was cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and the floral DSP was cut at 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". I taped all of those layers together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. It's about 1/2" from the top and bottom edges and 1-1/8" from the side edges. 

I cut the flowers from the "Cheerful Daisies" bundle using Basic White card stock. I cut the backing piece, and the two petal piece for both flowers. The leaves came along for the ride, the are part of the large cluster of 3 flowers and leaves. Once they were cut I glued them together in the center area of each flower. I colored the leaves in using my light Old Olive Blends pen, being careful to color only on the top layer of the leaves. 

Now what I did next doesn't show because it was so hideous that I had to fix it. I had taken my Melon Mambo ink pad and my Blending brush and lightly scrubbed on the color on the two flowers. They had a pink look to them and it didn't go with the colors on the DSP even though it was a color in the DSP. Lighter isn't always the same. SO I took my light Melon Mambo Blends pen and carefully colored the top layer of petals. Since I only glued them in the middle I was able to slip a piece of card stock under it to protect the other petals.  I glued the small flower down first. The large flower was set in place using Dimensions in the center area only. I added a little glue to the leaves and slipped them under the large flower.

The words are from the "Simply Said" set and were stamped using Melon Mambo ink. I think Old Olive would have looked better but I didn't think of that until the glue was set. I had used glue on the left and Dimensionals on right. I set the word piece in place and the card was done. 

It's so much better looking than it was when I had scrubbed on some ink on the petals. It was too ugly to even take a pic of it before I changed it.

I do like this layout and I'm now pleased with the way it looks.

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


Lynette said...

Such a pretty card! I really love the colors and the layout.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I really like the card you made. It is completely your own.