Today’s card is another birthday card I made using the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and the matching Curvy Dies. This bundle was part of a pre-order that was available in the run up to Christmas. The promotion included a Christmas stamp set and a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies are now available in the new Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue.
I seem to have fallen into a rut with my colour scheme and Peony Garden DSP because I made a card with all these products a few weeks ago! I am also totally hooked on the three birds in the Quite Curvy Stamp Set which have matching dies. I started my card by die-cutting the top Petal Pink DSP which gave me the top and bottom halves, i.e. straight-cut on one side and a line of holes on the opposite site.
The sentiment I chose WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS is a curved stamp designed to match the curve created by the die. My Stamparatus is my best friend when it comes to stamping! To line my stamp up I placed the top half of the die-cut DSP in the top left-hand corner of my Stamparatus. I took my time and lined my stamp up to follow the curve of the DSP.
When I was happy with the positioning, I anchored the DSP down with one of the magnets and stamped the sentiment using Petal Pink Ink. I re-inked the stamp and stamped again three or four times until I was happy that my sentiment was dark enough! Next I chose a Grey Granite design from the Peony Garden DSP to layer under the two halves of Petal Pink DSP.
Before I forget, the size of my top DSP layer was 2 3/4″ x 5 3/8″. If you’re using North America (NA) size paper, you would need a piece that measures 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. This will give you a gap of 1″ but you can adjust your paper size for a bigger or smaller gap. The Grey Granite DSP measures approximately 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″; NA should be approximately 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″. Please check this with scrap paper before cutting DSP.
Using My Stamparatus again, I stamped two images of the floral “banners” using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and also three birds one of each in the stamp set. I coloured my images using my Stampin’ Blends as follows: flowers – Light & Dark Petal Pink, leaves – Light & Dark Mossy Meadow, birds – Light & Dark Crumb Cake. I sponged the birds’ breasts lightly with Shaded Spruce Ink.
After attaching the floral “banner” and the birds using Dimensionals, I started working on the inside of my card. I adhered a middle layer of Grey Granite CS and a top layer of Petal Pink CS. I used Tombow to glue the second floral “banner” in the centre along the bottom of the top layer and then glued the third bird on the right-hand side.
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, 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”