I’m sorry I didn’t post my blog properly this morning but life on Monday just got in the way! Considering we’re under our third lockdown due to the pandemic, hubby and I had a lot going on! Hubby works from home nowadays – yippee! – but he’d booked yesterday off as a day’s holiday because he had a dental appointment in the afternoon. In the morning we had a telephone appointment with our solicitor. Although we had already written our wills, they became null and void the day we were married eighteen months ago!
Early evening I had a telephone appointment with my medical consultant who had the results of my recent blood tests – nothing to worry about! Back to the drawing board to find out what’s causing my issues! In the evening I was on a Facebook Live which was Stampin’ Up! related but which went on a lot longer than normal! I am going to try and use this hiccup to change my routine so I am one day ahead of myself.
I started this Garden Wishes birthday card by stamping the image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and my Stamparatus. As the flowers are dandelions and I knew I would be using some Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP), I chose Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow as my colour combo. Unfortunately, we don’t have Bumblebee as Stampin’ Blends, so I used our Stampin’ Write Marker Pens, which is something I don’t do often nowadays!
I chose two designs from the DSP that complemented each other and were both in Bumblebee. I cut two pieces that were half of a top layer and adhered them onto a middle layer of Mossy Meadow CS. I wrapped a piece of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon around the join and adhered at the back of the middle layer. Next I adhered this to a Bumblebee CS card base. After I had used the Stitched Rectangle Dies, regular no 5, to cut out the image I embossed it using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Then I adhered it to a layer of Mossy Meadow CS.
I chose the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set – the stamp I have used so much recently! – and stamped it using Mossy Meadow Ink and my Stamparatus! After die-cutting it using the Stitched Rectangle Dies again, but this time the slim die no 1, I adhered it to a piece of Mossy Meadow CS which measured 2 5/8″ x 5/8″.
Next I adhered the image to the card front using Dimensionals and then I adhered the sentiment onto the image, again using Dimensionals. It isn’t often I use two layers of Dimensionals on a card front but I knew I’d be adding some Ladybird Trinkets which are probably the same height as a Dimensional.
I added my layers to a Bumblebee CS card base and finished the front by adding a fussy cut dragonfly from the DSP and adhering two Ladybirds. To decorate the inside of my card I was using a top layer of Bumblebee CS onto a middle layer of Mossy Meadow CS. Before I adhered the layers together, I stamped the main image that’s on the front of the card, onto the top layer using Bumblebee Ink. While I was doing this I decided to stamp onto an envelope as well!
For my blog in the morning I’m planning some Paper Pumpkin cards I’m hoping to make today. Also today, I’m planning on making a card to share with you Thursday morning, so I can prepare my blog tomorrow (Wednesday)! This will be me being one day ahead of myself. I’m not sure how this will work out over the weekend with my video but I’m happy to wait to cross that bridge when I get there! LOL! That’s it from me today, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”