Welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team once-every-month-on-Tuesday Blog Hop! What a mouthful! We have a nice line-up of card makers on this month’s hop, so, come on along for the fun and inspiration. I haven’t hopped for awhile, so it is good to be back with these talented ladies.
Our theme this month is ‘Birthday’ and any thing to do with a birthday qualifies. My family has LOTS of January and February birthdays, so the theme isn’t a problem. My problem is whether to post a card for a child, man or woman. So many choices! To add to the mix, I had to send some belated cards, so those were a possibility, too. I finally decided on a feminine card.
I know you don’t care about my indecision, so let’s get on with the hop!
The recipient likes purple, so I used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy for this card. I began with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock and added a Gorgeous Grape mat, cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment, from Grace’s Garden Bundle (purchasing the bundle saves 10%), was stamped in Gorgeous Grape on Whisper White. I then cut this with the Heirloom Frames die, saving the center for my card.
The real frame was cut from Highland Heather, which I embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. This was attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then inserted the sentiment piece and adhered it with liquid glue.
A side note: The Heirloom Frames comes with an embossing folder, but I had a leftover piece of Highland Heather already embossed with the Parisian Flourish folder, so I used that.
For the flowers, I stamped the large spray in the Forever Blossoms Bundle ( save 10% by purchasing the bundle) in Gray Granite, then colored them in with my Purple Posy and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I then cut them out with the appropriate matching dies. I repeated the process with the small flower and leaves.
The finishing touch was a small bow, left over from a previous project and I don’t remember what the ribbon is called. I think it is retired. This was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
For the inside, the Stitched Rectangles dies cut the Gorgeous Grape mat and the Whisper White sentiment panel. These were Liquid Glued to another mat of Purple Posy.
The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set and is stamped in Gorgeous Grape. I masked the upper portion of the large spray used for the front, then inked it in Gray Granite, removed the mask, stamped it off on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped my sentiment panel. Again using the markers and blends, I colored the image.
This finished the card. For the Medium Whisper White Envelope, I embossed a piece of Purple Posy (I am out of Highland Heather! How did THAT happen?), and used Liquid Glue to attach it to the flap.
I had stamped two of the large spray images and colored them, so I just cut the second one apart with my Paper Snips Scissors and used Liquid Glue to glue it to the front.
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Julie Johnston-You are Here