Friday, November 4, 2011

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Foliage Spiced Birthday

This is the second card from the September Make and Take! This one is a fall birthday card.



Stamps: French Foliage, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait
DSP: Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories: Simply Score, 2” x 1 3/8” Oval Punch, Small Flower Punch (Punch Pack), Stampin’ Sponge, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Paper Snips

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The leaf image from French Foliage was stamped all around the card front in Crumb Cake ink. If you stamp the image onto the cardstock twice before inking it again you get the two varied shades of leaves that you can see on the card. Then the edges of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso cardstock. Now I had to let my guests play with the new Simply Score, so I added three score lines at ¼”, ½”, and ¾” on the bottom edge of the card front. It creates a very subtle line detail.


A piece of Spice Cake DSP was cut at 2” x 5 ½” and was sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink. This was adhered to a 2 1/8” x 5 ½” piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Then this layer was adhered to a 2 3/8” x 5 ½” piece of Pool Party cardstock that also had the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink. This was adhered to the card front.

Next I used the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on a 3” x 2 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I cut out around the embossed shape with Paper Snips. The edge of the embossed oval was sponged in Early Espresso ink.

Then the greeting from Perfect Punches was stamped in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Spice Cake DSP. The greeting was punched out with the 2” x 1 3/8” Oval Punch. The edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink and it was adhered into the center of the embossed oval. This oval was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, just to finish it off I punched two small flowers from a scrap of Peach Parfait cardstock, sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink, folded the petal up to give it some dimension, adhered them together with Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive, and adhered them to the DSP oval above the greeting with more Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive. A single small pearl was added to the center of the flower.


I think my guests were tired of sponging by this point, but the result is a beautiful fall inspired birthday card. It truly is one of my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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