Well – good morning! I don’t want to say that by the time you read this I’ll be on the road home. Cuz that would mentally lock me into getting up and getting going by the time this posts on Saturday at 7:30 in the A-M. And I don’t know for sure that I’m going to be doing that! My current plan is to wake up when I wake up, get up when I get up, pack when I pack and go when I go.
That’s what I’d call a definitive plan, huh? 😉
My card for today was originally for a Birthday card challenge – but I missed it, so…now it’s just a non-challenged birthday card. It’s also really quick and easy – making it non-challengED and non-challengING!
I used the beautiful Birthday Blossoms stamp set, with some Petite Petals flowers added in. And, cuz I love it, I brought the new Petal Burst TIEF into play. Take a look-see:
I started by stamping the pretty Birthday Blossome flower cluster image several times on a Whisper White panel. I made all the stamps full-strength. Then I embossed the panel in the Petal Burst TIEF and SNAILd it to a Basic Black card stock mat.
For the sentiment panel, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the Birthday Blossoms sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink in the bottom corner. Then I added another of the blossom images in Flirty Flamingo and matted it on Basic Black card stock.
For my 3-D flowers, I pulled out the Petite Petals stamp set. On Whisper White card stock, I stamped several in Flirty Flamingo and several in Versamark Ink. Those I sprinkled with the new Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed. I punched them all out with the Petite Petals Punch.
The leaves, also from Birthday Blossoms, I stamped in Pear Pizzazz and fussy cut. Then I used my stylus to give the flowers and leaves some shape and dimension. I used the stylus on the fronts of the flowers (to curl the petals up) and on the backs of the leaves (to round them down, like I think a leaf would look).
I popped my sentiment panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to add the flowers and leaves. To finish it off, I used some Flirty Flamingo Enamel Shapes in the middle of each of the flowers. I added a touch of Liquid Glue behind the shapes that went on the embossed flowers, just to help them adhere.
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Basic Black Archival Ink to a Whisper White panel. Then I added some more Flirty Flamingo blossoms and Pear Pizzazz leaves.
For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Flirty Flamingo Birthday Blossoms and Pear Pizzazz leaves to the front…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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TWO new stamp sets!
The first one – Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits – you already knew about.
AVAILABLE ONLY FROM 2 AUG – 31 AUG 16!
But – Stampin’ Up! just announced a SECOND new stamp set coming out on 2 Aug!
AVAILABLE 2 AUG 16 – 31 MAY 17
This cute stamp set will let everyone know that you made your projects by hand….and with love!
Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, the “I Stamped This” stamp set includes 16 stamps, giving you lots of ways to say that your project was created with care using quality Stampin’ Up! products. This set also includes two different sizes of “© Stampin’ Up!” for you to stamp onto projects that you create to sell (see www.stampinup.com/angelpolicy for more information). See the full sized flyer by clicking right here!
You know – it occurred to me that I keep talking about my “stylus”. Well – here’s what I use – right off of Amazon! Click here and you’ll go right to it! 🙂
Next post will be from Atlanta! Whoo-hooo!
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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); Petite Petals punched flowers and Birthday Blossoms fussy cut leaves
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