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Today is when the Perennial Birthday stamp set meets the Positive Thoughts stamp set, and Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I cut a flower from the recently retired Flowering Foils designer series paper (DSP) that was available in the Second Release Sale-A-Bration (SAB) offering. Hopefully, you were able to get some before the end of SAB! If not, Stampin’ Up!® has other beautiful DSP with floral images you can substitute.
- Soft Sea Foam – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored and folded at 5 1/2″ for the card base.
- Whisper White – 3″ x 4 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
- Old Olive – scraps to die cut
- Copper Foil – scrap to die cut
- DSP – one floral image to fussy cut
Before I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set, using Mossy Meadow ink, I die-cut the rectangle with Nature’s Thoughts die and placed it atop my card to show me placement for the sentiment. I stamped three ferns onto Old Olive card stock using Mossy Meadow for one and, Old Olive for two of them, then die cut them with Nature’s Thought die. While at my die-cut machine, I cut the three small leaf groupings from Copper Foil paper.
Finally, I fussy-cut a flower, with the surrounding foliage, from the Flowering Foils DSP. If I were going to do more than one card, I would use a Scan ‘n’ Cut or similar electronic cutter. However, cutting one was not bad. I used a light Rococo Rose Blends to color the flower and an Old Olive combo pack of Blends to color the leaves. My personal choice of adhesive is Multipurpose liquid glue because it gives me “wiggle-room” when assembling. I glued everything on the card except the flower itself. For this I used dimensionals.
The Finishing Touch
For the finishing touch, I added a gold faceted gem to the center of the flower and the white panel to the inside of the card. I hope I inspired you to use the Positive Thoughts and Perennial Birthday stamp sets in unison to make some birthday cards. With no further ado, here is a list of the participants in the blog hop. Find my name and click on the next name to continue on the blog-hopping adventure. Below that list is a list of products I used to create this card. If you live in the United States and do not have a demonstrator, I would welcome you as a customer! Stay well.
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