Hi everyone, it’s Cheryl here with you today.
Sometimes we need a fairly quick card for those last minute birthdays (and other celebrations) we forgot about. This card is easy and relatively quick, but has that wow factor we like to give, and only uses a few products.
I began with the topper. Using the Captivating Flower mini stamp and die set, I stamped the flower all over white cardstock, turning it onto different angles. I let it go off the edge to give it more interest.
I stamped two more of these flowers onto scrap white cardstock, then die-cut them. I also stamped and cut one of the Flexing Branch mini stamp and die set. Put all these aside for the moment.
Next I cut out a piece of vellum, and ran it through my GoPower and Emboss Machine using the embossing stack. You can use any embossing folder for this, but I used the Couture Creations “Ferns” embossing folder, which I adore, and thought worked well with the You Go Girl stamps I used. (I’m not sure if this is still available.)
**Hint: when dry embossing vellum, to stop it tearing, add a piece of printing paper behind it in the embossing folder.
After I’d made my base, I then cut a piece from a scrap of the matching colour. Our vellum will go on top of this cardstock.
The sizes I used for these layers was:
Vellum: 7.2 cm x 11.3cm
Cardstock: 11.5 x 8cm
You can use whatever size works for you.
Use Quick Dry glue sparingly to hold your vellum onto the cardstock. I literally used a drop in each corner, hiding it behind the elements I added on two corners. For the other two corners, I put it behind embossing.
My last element was the birthday greeting. This will vary in size depending on what greeting you use. I put it all together, using the Adhesive Foam Rectangles behind the vellum mounted cardstock, and also the flowers. I used one on the flower at the bottom, and two on the top one to give it more dimension. I also propped up the birthday greeting with the Adhesive Foam Rectangles. Lastly I added a little glitter to the centre of the flowers. And my card was done.
CO728287 – Adhesive Foam Rectangles
CO728265 – Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set
CO728382 – Captivating Flower Mini Stamp and Die Set
C0728380 – Flexing Branch Mini Stamp and Die Set
ULT200001A4 – Snow White A4 Cardstock
ULT200017 – 12×12 Cardstock – Blue Diamond
C0725767 – C’est La Vie – Ferns Embossing Folder
ULT200001A4 – Self Healing Cutting Mat
CO727381 – Precision Stamp Press (140 x 200mm)
CO726325 – Couture Creations Quick Dry Adhesive
C0726343 – Couture Creations Mini Guillotine
CO726520 – GoPower and Emboss Machine
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creations!
Your card is so gorgeous and I love the color choice too.
Thanks so much, Verna. I love pastel colours.