Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Sis

Here's hoping everyone is adjusting to the time change.  Now if spring would just wake up and join us.  My middle sister had a birthday last month and this is the card I made for her.  It's an eclipse card which I love making.  There are so many possiblities when creating one of these.

Card Base:  Elegant Eggplant CS cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; score at 4-1/4".  A layer of Lemon Lime Twist was added on top of that.

Floral Layer:  On a piece of Whisper White CS, I stamped a variety of images from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  I used the MISTI to balance the images on all sides.  When I stamped one side, I turned the card stock and stamped the other.  I then moved the stamp and did the same thing.  The colors I used for all the floral and leaf images were Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  I added the little dots from the Painted Harvest stamp set to fill in some empty spots.

Sentiment:  I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the floral layer and cut out the sentiment using the Celebrate You Thinlits.  I saved all the tiny pieces so I could add them back later.  This layer was then attached to the card front.  On scrap pieces of Lemon Lime Twist and Perfect Plum I added Adhesive Sheet and cut out the same sentiment from each.  I attached all three sentiments together for dimension and added it back into the opening of the floral layer.  Then to really test my patience I added all the tiny pieces from the sentiment back into the openings in the letters.

The Finishing Touches:  I stamped some of the floral images from the Bloomin' Love stamp set on Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant and Sweet Sugarplum card stocks using the coordinating color inks.  They were cut out using the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits.  I layered them to get 3 flowers and added them to the card.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the small center flower.  Small Pearls were added to the center of each flower to finish the card.

If you want to try this type of card, there are so many places on the internet to find directions.  It seems like a lot of work but they can be done a lot simpler.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week and be safe.

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