I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Yesterday, hubby and I went over to see daughter Vicki and her hubby Leigh. It doesn’t happen often but we saw all three grandchildren as well! It was wonderful to be able to catch up with them all. We had taken a small picnic over with us so we could still keep our distance from each other. I can’t wait to give Vicki a huge cuddle and then it’ll be cuddles all round!
Today’s card is the second card I’ve made using the Posted For You Stamp Set which is available as a bundle with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. When I get a minute I’m going to have a look to see if the punch will fit some of the sentiments in other stamp sets. In the catalogue (page 81) it shows a card where the punch has been used on one of the images and has punched out a portion so the stamp is about half the size of a full-size stamp the punch has been designed to punch out.
I really appreciate having products that are versatile like this. There is another card (page 85) that shows where the Postage Stamp Punch has punched out part of one of the images from the Free as a Bird. The bird featured on the card is the one at the end of the branch which has four birds altogether.
To create today’s card I stamped the floral image three times and coloured them using my Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend as well as my Light and Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends. I used the Light blend for two floral images and the dark blend for the third image. I went around all the edges using my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.
The white panel behind the three images is the reverse side of one of the panels in the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Although I’ve used other items from this pack, I’ve always used the white side! I chose the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Posted For You Stamp Set and die-cut it using a single stitched die from the All Dressed Up Dies – the sentiment fits in beautifully.
To adhere the white background to the top Just Jade Cardstock (CS) layer, I put a very thin layer of wet glue around the outside. I knew that whichever way I adhered the images and the sentiment, they would hold the rest of the background in place in several areas. As it happened I chose to use Dimensionals for all four pieces which means the background is beautifully secure.
added one Melon Mambo Rhinestone to each of the six flowers where the open part of the flower is visible from the front. The Rhinestones are from my leftovers of the retired Noble Peacock Rhinestones. I have found these rhinestones, as well as the Holiday Rhinestones, which are still available, amazingly useful! Who would have thought Melon Mambo would be the perfect match for Rococo Rose?
I had a top layer of Just Jade CS and a middle layer of Whisper White CS to adhere inside the card, but before I did that, I put the Just Jde layer into my Stamparatus to stamp a floral image in the bottom right-hand corner. As usual, I had my layer in the portrait mode instead of landscape mode. DOH! For the first time ever, I decided it didn’t matter and now have the image in the bottom left-hand corner! No-one will ever know apart from us! LOL!
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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