Birthday Flower Card

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The current challenge at Seize the Birthday is to use stencils. I found this rather tricky as I haven’t done a lot of stenciling lately.

But above is the card I came up with.

I cut the top layer (frame) and laid it down on top of the card base to determine where my texture paste needed to go so it wouldn’t show outside the frame.  I lightly marked the card base with pencil as a guide.

Using a white base, I stencilled using texture paste coloured with some Pearlex (mica powder) then added to the card base using a stencil. I found this a little tricky, because it buckled quite a bit while I was drying it with the heat gun. (I normally let it room dry, but wanted to get this card finished!)

Because of the buckling, I decided to try heating both sides of the card, and that straightened it out pretty well.

I cut out the flower using a soft purple cardstock I had in my stash, again laying it down and checking it would be within the frame.

***EDIT: I have realised I didn’t add the details of the flower die. It is “Daisy” from Kaisercraft and was such a great investment. I’ve used this die a lot, for a variety of card types.

Before adding the frame to the card, I stamped “Happy Birthday” using a retired SU set.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

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