Monday, May 10, 2010

Birthday Wishes Card

This is the final project from the May 8 workshops, again using a cool new stamp from the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog. Since this is a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card, it doesn't fit well in the standard A2 envelope, so we made a cool envelope to go with it. I'll post a photo and the instructions to make the envelope later this evening or tomorrow.

Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio (117050-w $22.95; 120084-c $16.95; set of 7)
Card Stock: Sage Shadow** (8-1/2” x 4-1/4”); Barely Banana** (3-1/4” x 3-1/4”); Whisper White (3” x 3”; 4” x 4” for inside); Whisper White Textured (1-15/16” x 1-15/16” - 4 pieces)
Ink: Almost Amethyst**, Barely Banana**, Lovely Lilac**, and Sage Shadow** Classic Stampin’ Pads
Accessories: Mini Brads (Soft Subtles); Stampin’ Sponge; Paper Piercing Tool; Mat Pack; SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals

** Indicates colors that will be retired as of June 30, 2010. For a complete list of retiring colors, click on the chart to the left.


1. Score 8-1/2” x 4-1/4” Sage Shadow card stock in half (at 4-1/4”) and fold back away from score line to create card. Adhere 4” x 4” Whisper White card stock to inside of card.

2. Use Stampin’ Sponge to apply color to all four pieces of textured card stock and lightly distress the edges. Adhere to front of card.

3. Use Barely Banana ink to stamp two or three leaves image randomly on 3” x 3” Whisper White card stock; use Sage Shadow ink to stamp one more of the same image; use Almost Amethyst ink to stamp flower image; use Lovely Lilac to stamp sentiment and last flower/leaves image (stamp image once on scrap paper before stamping last image on card stock).

4. Use Ticket Corner Punch to trime corners of Whisper White card stock; adhere to Barely Banana card stock with SNAIL Adhesive.

5. Use Paper Piercing Tool and foam pad from Mat Pack to punch holes in each corner of Barely Banana card stock. Insert Brads and open out and flatten prongs on back of card stock. Adhere to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I got the idea for this card from Silke Ledlow. To see the original design, visit Silke’s blog.


Cath ;D

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