Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Stampin' Up Botanical Builder Flower Fair Card

It's overcast again today and, again, I had a rough time taking pictures.  We didn't get as much rain as was forecast and I'm so glad.  The Road Commission worked on our road for 3 days straight.  It was a muddy, rutty mess and even our Mailman wouldn't come down our road.  Thank goodness, we only missed one day of mail.  I guess that's what you get when you have a major meltdown of 8-1/2" of snow and you live out in the boonies at the end of a small dirt road.

On my blog yesterday, I posted a Sympathy card that I got from my good friend and fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Dawn.  We learned from Stampin' Guru, Mary Fish, to put an extra piece of embossed cardstock on top of our cards when we mail them for two reasons: first, it helps protect the card from damage when going through the mail machines (especially if you have small pearls, sequins or bows on them) and second, who wouldn't want to receive a pretty piece of embossed paper to use on a card.  

So, in the Sympathy card that Dawn sent me was this pretty piece of SU's Night of Navy cardstock which she embossed using SU's Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Retired).  And, of course, what inspiration that was for me to take off and make a new card.  Thank you Dawn and thank you Mary.  You have both been great teachers and such inspiration for me!.  I've learned a lot from both of you and I thank you!

O.K.  Here is the first card that I made with part of Dawn's embossed cardstock:

I ended up putting a piece of SU Calypso Coral Cardstock behind my card when taking my picture.  You sure couldn't see the card in all its glory with the Whisper White cardstock behind it.

My card base is Stampin' Up's Whisper White Cardstock cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4". 

I cut Dawn's piece of SU Night of Navy embossed cardstock at 3" x 4" and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to my card base.

Using the long leaf stem from SU's Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, I die cut two of the long stem leaves and fussy cut them out as shown in the picture above using SU's Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I adhered them to my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.  And, I brushed on Wink of Stella to make them have a gorgeous glittery shine.

Using SU's Flower Fair Framelits, I die cut 3 of the Large 5-petal flower die's with SU's Calypso Coral Cardstock and 3 of the Small 5-petal flower die's with SU's Calypso Coral Designer Series Paper.

I rolled and cupped the flower petals and adhered the small flowers to the large flowers and to my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I added SU Candy Dots to the center of all 3 flowers.

Using the smallest leaf die, I die-cut 3 leaves from SU's Old Olive Cardstock and adhered them under my flowers.

For my sentiment, I stamped Congratulations from SU's And Many More Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink on Calypso Coral Cardstock and punched it out using SU's Word Window Punch.  I adhered it to my card using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

I tied a double bow using SU's Calypso Coral Bakers Twine and adhered it using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

As a last minute thought, I took my Wink of Stella brush and squeezed it until a drop was forming at the end of my brush and touched it to the Night of Navy Cardstock to form 3 dots in each corner.  Kind of a different, added effect and I liked it!

Now, if it wasn't for Dawn, this card would never have been born!!!  Thanks again Dawn!!!  =)

That's all I have for today.  Please come back tomorrow to see the card that I made with the other piece of SU Night of Navy Cardstock.

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.

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