I needed a birthday card recently (well, actually, March has me needing way more than just one….) and I thought about using the Blessings of Home bundle that I first got to play with during the Virtual OnStage event in November. I made the cards along with other demonstrators during the event but then I may have forgotten about this set.
Do you ever buy a set, use it once, and then file it away? Or worse, never use it at all…..yeah, guilty of that quite a few times. I’m trying to work on that fault of mine – so out this set came.
This was a fairly quick card to come together – the most time spent was coloring in the bouquet.
To make this card, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Basic White card stock for the base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (scored at 4 1/4″ along the long side)
- 1 piece of DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ (I used the Garden Green design from the Heart & Home pack)
- Basic White for the bouquet piece, scrap of Misty Moonlight for the sentiment, and scraps of Cinnamon Cider for the ‘honeycomb’ pieces
- Inks: Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Garden Green, Pale Papaya, and Bumblebee
- Other: Hive 3D Embossing Folder, Classic Matte Dots, Heart & Home Doilies
- Tools/Adhesives: Blender Pens, Wink of Stella, Snips, Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips, Multipurpose Glue and Clear Block E
To assemble the card, here are the general steps:
- Stamp your bouquet image in Cinnamon Cider on a piece of Basic White
- Adhere the DSP to the card base using multipurpose glue
- Adhere doilies (I used the Misty Moonlight one) to the upper left corner of the card using glue
- Color in flowers using blender pens. Take the closed ink pad of your choice and squeeze gently in the middle – this will cause the foam pad to make contact with the cover which will deposit a bit of ink. You can swab the blender pen through this, brush on scrap to adjust the color (it’ll be dark right at the get-go), and continue coloring your image. Once the image is to your liking, cut out using die/Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
- Emboss your scraps of Cinnamon Cider (mine were about 1″ x 5″ each) using the Hive 3D folder. I folded these two pieces in half and stapled them together. I adhered this stapled piece to the card front using liquid glue
- Go over the flowers generously with Wink of Stella and adhere to the card front using Dimensionals.
- Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Misty Moonlight (in Misty Moonlight ink) and closely cropped as shown using snips. Use Adhesive Foam Strips to adhere these pieces.
- Finish off the card by using some Classic Matte Dots for embellishment.
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