Textured Birthday

Textured Birthday

Today's project is the card I have highlighted on my website headline picture.  I thought you might like to know how I made it.  I don't always feel really good about the way a card comes out (there are a few you'll never see because they get filed in the trash can!), but I do really like this one!  I'm so glad we have so many copper accessories in our current catalog...copper is one of my besties this year!  The stamp set I'm using, Touches of Texture, is another favorite!

Step by Step

1)  Stamp the flower image on to a piece of watercolor paper using Basic Black ink.  Use a blender pen and stamp pads to color the image.  Even though it looks like I used two colors on the flowers, I actually only used one.  I colored each flower, then went back and "filled in" the middle of each one with the same color, which creates a darker center.  I stamped the background image in Pear Pizzazz over the flowers.  I then cut the image out using my Big Shot and Lots of Labels framelits.

2)  Wrap copper metallic thread several times around the cut piece, adhering it to the back.  Cut a doily in to four pieces.  Save two pieces for another project and attach the other two to the back of your cardstock so the edges peek out.  Attach the copper washi tape along the edge on the front to complete this piece.

3)  Emboss the Hardwood background stamp using a versamark pad and copper embossing powder onto a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Old Olive cardstock.  Layer that on to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black, and then onto an Old Olive card base.

4)  Stamp sentiment onto a 2" x 3-3/4" strip of Old Olive cardstock, then tear along the long edges (I always give myself a little extra width when I'm going to tear to make it a little easier to do).  Adhere onto the card front.

5)  Adhere the flower-stamped piece onto the card front.  Add pearl jewels to finish it up!

This card would be so pretty in a variety of colors...try it!

Until next time...happy stampin'!


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