Happy Hawwmp Day! Hope your week is going well!
Today’s card share uses a set from the Occasions catalog that I hadn’t used until now. Called Big On Birthdays, it lives up to its name – big, bold and beautiful Birthday sentiments. And I added flowers from the beautiful – and free! – Avant Garden stamp set. Take a look-see:
The layout is based on the sketch in the TGIF Challenge this week.
And the pretty, summery colors are from the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.
I started with a Whisper White panel and used the Avant Garden stamp set to stamp a slew of flowers and leaves. I stamped flowers in Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach, putting sticky note masks over some flowers while stamping over them, to create flowers “in front” and flowers “in back”. You can see I left the upper left corner of the panel plain.
Then I kept my sticky note mask handy and, using the stem image in the Avant Garden set, stamped stems in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the image off once on scrap paper before stamping my card. Finally, I used the little leaf image and, still stamping off once, stamped my leaves. While you’re doing this, just move your sticky note masks around as you need them.
Finally, I added the little flower centers in Soft Suede (yes, a little cheat – but…it was necessary!).
I used some Liquid Glue to add a Lace Doily with the white side up in the upper lefthand corner, then I cut the excess off with my Paper Snips. I SNAILd the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and then wrapped some Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine around the card front – securing it in the back with scotch tape.
The sentiment, from the Big On Birthdays stamp set, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White. I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to very lightly fill in the little spaces on the “very”. Then I matted it on Peekaboo Peach and popped it over the Baker’s Twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the inside, I added a few more flowers and leaves on a Whisper White panel.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more flowers and leaves. Do you see that the leaves are different than on the card? Yes. My leaf stamp grew legs. I have no idea where it wandered off to – but…it wasn’t where I’d left it two minutes before…
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment mat)
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So – the other day I got a new book in the mail.
Yes, I know he’s young, but his baby-brain needs “busy”! And it starts with very very basic stuff – obedience extensions, really. So – it’s going to be good for him. And – since it’s got like 500 pages, it’s going to take me a minute to get thru it and begin to implement it.
But – before I ever got my book in hand, I’d started teaching him some new things.
Yep – that’s him on a stand-stay…on two boards on the ground! He’s learning to walk on things that are a little wobbly! If we go the other way – perpendicular to the boards – I can swing my hand forward and he leaps (literally – sometimes 3 feet in the air!!) over the boards!!
He learns pretty fast – mostly cuz he wants as many mini Milk Bones as he can get me to give him!
Oh – and he’s ever so much more handsome than the pretty boy leaping over the jump on the cover of the book, don’t you think?!? 😉