Happy Monday, y’all! And I can say that with a totally straight face – no work means Happy Monday! 🙂
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – thanks for spending part of your long-weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to see how to make this card, here’s the instant-ish replay on YouTube:
I used the new Sale-A-Bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (FREE – and available now with a $50 purchase!) and the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set – and a little surprise from the February Paper Pumpkin! – to make today’s birthday card. Take a look-see:
This one used the sketch from the MFT Wednesday Card Challenge for the layout.
The color scheme is courtesy of the Color Throwdown.
Finally, several elements come as a result of this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I went right across the bottom row!
I started by coloring the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP panel with my Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend and the Dark and Light Old Olive Blends. I colored a few petals a couple of times to create the darker shading – you can see how on the video!
Once all the flowers and leaves were colored, I swiped my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the panel over and over until it was all colored black. Then I wiped it down with a paper towel.
I matted it on an Old Olive panel with Fast Fuse for the card front.
I embossed a strip of Vellum card stock in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and, using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhered it to the card front. Across it, I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, securing it in the back with Fast Fust.
I wound a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread and stuck them to the card front with a Glue Dot.
With my Leaf Punch, I punched two Vellum leaves and one from Copper Foil, then adhered them over the looped Metallic Thread with Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment, I called on the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and stamped it in Basic Gray Archival Ink on a piece of Whisper White. I cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit then popped it on with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I finished up the card front with an Old Olive heart Enamel Shape and a faux bow with more of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon!
On the inside, I embossed just the bottom inch or so of a Whisper White panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF. I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat, then wrapped more of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.
I added another Old Olive heart Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped a pretty little flower from the February Paper Pumpkin kit in Basic Gray Archival Ink and colored it with my Light Rich Razzlenerry, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends…
…and I added more of the colored Springtime Foils Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Yet more ways to use this gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP! Such versatility – and it’s FREE!!! Hello?!? Add in a beautiful sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday and you’ve got a wonderful and elegant birthday card. Hope you like!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Old Olive Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Oval Stitched Shape (sentiment)
Springtime Foils Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap
Vellum Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (embossed strip on front); Leaf Punches
Copper Foil: Leaf Punch
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn Fan Fix
On Sunday, we did a little more gardening! Feels so spring-y outside that gardening is just the thing to do!
Finn’s help is more a matter of providing morale support.
And occasionally retrieving a stick or branch and carrying it away for me!
Today, though, he was simply observing the land.
Keeping watch for any…aliens.
Usually, there aren’t any.
A whole slew of them! With their purring alien-squalling….
Those aren’t geese, folks!! Nope. Them’s aliens!
Or…maybe herons. Or possibly Cranes.
Finn’s money’s on aliens. They just don’t sound like they’s from around here!