Birthday Blog Hop Card

I am so excited to be taking part in The Pootles Birthday Club during the week of my 60th Birthday. I made this card for my old school chum – we have now been friends for 47 years! I was inspired by a fellow Stampin’ Up! colleague who made a similar card. I have used 2 stamp sets, a punch and 2 die sets and a piece of Designer Series Paper! I know – I’m sorry but these are sets that everyone would want in their collection. If you don’t have these sets I’m sure you can use this technique with something else. If you want to buy any of these items I would be delighted if you choose me to be your demonstrator by buying from my site by clicking on any of the items listed below the picture.

Technique/recipe!

I did use a card blank 17.2 cm square which is available in any craft shop as I wanted this card to be a statement! The first layer is Fresh Florals Berry Burst Designer Series Paper 16.8 cm squared. Next a layer of Whisper White 16.4 squared is stamped and embossed as described below.

First I used Garden in Bloom to stamp the flower outline with versamark and heat embossed that with Stampin Emboss Powder in Gold. I water coloured the flowers with Wink of Stella and Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst and Powder Pink inks. Next I stamped the dragonflies with lemon lime twist and squeezed in a few bees in Basic Black and water coloured in with Daffodil Delight and jazzledazzled the insects up with Wink of Stella on their wings.

The sentiment is stamped with Label Me Pretty on whisper white and punched with Pretty Label. It is accented with a Berry Burst also punched with Pretty Label. (Ask me and I will show you how).

I cut circles in Berry Burst and Whisper White with Layering Circles Framelits. The numbers are cut with Berry Burst and Large Number Framelits.

The card is assembled with SNAIL adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope you like it

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