bouquet for you

I started out as a scrapbooker, it wasn’t until a few (maybe two) years ago I became a card maker.  I own a lot of stamps.  A.lot.of.stamps. 🙂  But very few of them are traditional birthday stamps.  In fact, I bought my first traditional birthday set this past month.  Truth is, I’m struggling with it.  Cupcakes and birthday cakes are for eating.  I like cute little girls and fuzzy animals on my cards. 🙂 So, here I am, making a birthday card again and reaching for…flowers!

Using Reverse Confetti ‘Garden Bunch’ and matching die cut I began to make a birthday card for my dear cousin.  These stamps have three layers plus the inner stamen for each, but you can choose to include or exclude layers for different looks.  I stamped all the layers for my bouquet using a mix of My Favorite Things and Altenew dye inks.

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The flower wrapper is a Reverse Confetti die called ‘Flower Wrap’.  Once the flower wrap was cut out of card stock I folded it along the pre-scored lines and arranged my flowers, adding in some sprigs that are included as part of the die set.  When happy with the arrangement I glued everything in place using multi-medium matte.  I cut a piece of hemp cord and wrapped it around the bouquet along with the mini-tag.

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There are several layers to this card.  I took a Simon Says Stamp ‘diagonal stripes’ background stamp, inked it up in Versamark ink, and then stamped it on an A2 panel.  I then covered the ink in Zing embossing powder in ‘aqua’ before heating the panel with my heat tool.  The pink layer uses two separate die cuts: the Lil’ inker design ‘dotted scallop’ and a 3×4 die.

To create my sentiment I stamped ‘sending’ in Versafine ink on white card stock before trimming it down to make a flag.  I then cut out the ‘hugs’ die, also from Simon Says Stamp, several times before glueing them together to add some dimension to the sentiment.

Once I assembled the card I added glossy accents to the ‘hugs’ sentiment and the small striped tag attached to the bouquet.  That finishes up this card – I hope you enjoyed!

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Oh Happy Day!

There is a pile of stamps on my desk that I can’t put away until I’ve made something with them.  This is the second card I’ve made using this gorjuss stamp, the other one is here.  Just.can’t.get.enough. 🙂

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On an A2 panel I stamped my gorjuss image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped it again on masking paper.  After cutting the image out of masking paper I laid it over my original stamped image.  Once covered, I took an assortment of My Favorite Things die inks and stamped my plaid background using ‘Brush Strokes’ by Mama Elephant.  Once the ink was dry I removed my mask and colored my image using copic markers.

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I prepped the card with an anti-static tool and then inked up a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s ‘Bountiful Blessings’ stamp set in versa mark ink.  Using Ranger embossing powder I stamped and embossed the sentiment twice using my MISTI.  Afterwards I adhered die cut hearts and clear sequins to the project.  Lastly, I added some glossy accents   to the hearts to finish the card.  Thanks for stopping by!

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