It’s the weekend again and the weather here in the UK is still brilliant. It’s been like this now for one whole week! LOL! Maybe it’ll keep going so we have an Indian Summer. Yesterday I was preparing my video for tomorrow, and part of it gave me an idea for today’s Bird Ballad Laser -cut card! Unfortunately, I had a migraine and wanted to do a card that didn’t take any thinking about!
It’s times like this that Pinterest really comes into its own! I saw a card I liked, and CASE’d it making some slight changes to it. The design was straightforward so I didn’t look for any instruction. I just put my spin on it! I chose the Floral Essence Stamp Set and stamped the flowers in Petal Pink Ink on Petal Pink Floral Essence Vellum. After the ink had dried, I punched the flowers out using the Perennial Flower Punch.
The leaves in the Perennial Essence Stamp Set were too solid for my design, so I used the leaf in the Painted Harvest Stamp Set that was primarily leaf veins. I used Old Olive Ink on Old Olive Perennial Essence Vellum. Once the ink had dried, I punched the leaves out using the leaf punch.
I put a Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (CS) layer inside the card behind the laser-cut, and another layer on the opposite side. The reason I chose Pear Pizzazz CS instead of Old Olive CS, is that it’s a lighter colour and easier for the sender to write their message on. I took a piece of Very Vanilla CS and measured the width I needed, and then guessed what height I wanted my card to start and finish.
Using my bone folder I very carefully curled all my petals and my leaves. Next I used Tombow to adhere two offset flowers together. I added a Dimensional to the underside of each flower and adhered the first one, at the top of the Very Vanilla CS. I adhered another flower at the opposite end, and finally adhered the third one in the middle so they were all evenly spaced.
I cut the Mini Dimensionals in half and put one half behind each of the twelve leaves. There wasn’t any plan where I was positioning them, as long as the overal design looked balanced. To complete the flowers, I added one Perennial Essence Floral Centre to each flower. When we were at OnStage in April, we used the Floral Centres in our Make-n-Takes and I remember a demo saying the foam dot on the back of one of her centres came off, and recommended we all add Tombow to it just it case. Since then, I always remember to do this!
To decorate the inside of my card, I added another flower, and two leaves. The Floral Centres are too thick to add inside a card, so I punched a half inch circle in Gold Glimmer Paper, which I think may look even better than the Floral Centres! The sentiment is from the Hostess Stamp Set called New Wonders. I die-cut it with a straight cut layering circle and layered it onto a Pear Pizzazz circle die-cut with the Stitched Shape Dies.
This week I have been amazed at how versatile the Bird Ballad Laser-cut cards have been. My designs have certainly been very varied, and I’ve loved working with them all week. That’s it from me today. I hope you have a great weekend, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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