Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Inspired Wistera Birthday Wishes

Good morning! I've been going through my photos that need to be posted and have found several from some time ago. So here is one of them. You may have noticed that I make A LOT of birthday cards. It's usually my go to for greetings because I really do use a lot of birthday cards. I need to stock up on my others though so you may see more than just birthday sentiments in the near future. Anyway...here is the card I created for the SCCSC80 sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection back in August.

Stamps: Inspired By Nature, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
DSP: Flirtatious
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Punch Pack (small flower punch), Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Glimmer Brad, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Two-Way Glue Pen

Here is the sketch that was created by Susie Nelson:

The card base is Wisteria Wonder cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". The image from Inspired By Nature was stamped twice across the card front in Wisteria Wonder ink to give the card a bold background. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black ink in the lower right hand corner of the card.

A piece of Flirtatious DSP was cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". This was adhered to a 2 3/8 x 2 3/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock. The panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. A scrap of Elegant Eggplant cardstock was run through the Big Shot on the ric-rac portion of the Tasteful Trim Die. I cut the ric-rac into two pieces approximately the same length as the sides of the square. These were adhered to the card front using Two-Way Glue Pen. For where the ric-rac meets on the right side of the DSP square I punched one small flower from Elegant Eggplant cardstock and one small flower from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. The flowers were adhered together and to the card front. Then a small rhinestone was added to the center of the flower.

Next I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. I punched the largest flower from Elegant Eggplant cardstock, the middle flower from Wisteria Wonder cardstock, and the most detailed flower from Whisper White cardstock. The flower layers were adhered together using the Two-Way Glue Penl. Then the Paper Piercer and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole in the center of the flower where a Glimmer Brad was added. The flower was adhered to the card front.

At this point I thought the card needed a little more bling so I added a strip of rhinestones underneath the greeting and added Dazzling Details glitter glue in the center of the flower petals. This made for a sparkly, yet simple, card.

If you are a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I would still love to see your creations! Please post a link to your card in the comments section of this post!

Thanks for stopping by!