Yesterday was a very busy day for me and also a very successful day! I finally made the video I should have published last week, and now have plenty of time to edit and schedule it to post on Sunday. The card is a brilliant fancy fold that was requested by a demo in Australia. By the time I’d finished the video and tidied up, I didn’t have much time to make a card for today!
I used the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set to create this card in Crumb Cake and Gorgeous Grape. The flourish image is one of my all-time favourites for several reasons. I wouldn’t be surprised if I checked back on other cards I’ve made using it, I’ll find something very similar to today’s card! I stamped the image onto a top layer of Crumb Cake Cardstock (CS) using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I used the HIghland Heather Dark Stampin’ Blend for the flowers and the Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blend for the leaves. Using my white gel pen, I went round all the curved stems drawing white dots. I’m not sure what it is about this very simple technique but I love it! I added sparkle to the three flowers by painting over them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
To add interest to a flat card I embossed it using my Subtle Dynamic (3D) Embossing Folder. Using Memento Ink again I stamped the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment which is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, onto a scrap of Crumb Cake CS. After I die cut it using the no. 1 die from the regular Stitched Rectangle Dies, I adhered it onto the embossed layer which really made it pop!
I found a pack of four different coloured Baker’s Twine in my ribbon drawer which is called Nature’s Twine. The four colours are Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaroon and I believe this is a retired product. The Rich Razzleberry was the ideal colour for my card so a took a length of it, folded it in half and made a double bow which I adhered in place with Tombow. I added some medium-sized Basic Rhinestone Jewels on each of the eight black dots – berries? – and one either side of the HAPPY. Inside the card, I adhered a layer of Gorgeous Grape CS and then a layer of Crumb Cake CS but I ran out of time and couldn’t decorate it! I have to close now but I look forward to having a much slower day today! Please take care and stay well! Happy crafting.