Snow day means stamping for me!! I need to send out a few birthday cards in the coming days, so I set out to make some this afternoon. Here is the first based on the Stamping 411 sketch. I've had the idea running around in my head since I saw this Saturday. Finally, I got it down on paper! It also works for the Stampin' Royalty challenge of Birthday Cards this week.
First, I want to say thanks to Mary Brown for her fabulous bow tutorial! Mine is far from perfect, but I will continue working on it! Hers are always awesome, and how very nice of her to share the technique with all of us!!
OK, the card base is Poppy Parade. Background of Naturals White. I inked the Upsy Daisy stamp first in Blushing Bride. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to add Poppy Parade around the tops of the flowers. Next, to get green stems, I first used a blender pen to remove any ink from the stems, then used my Pear Pizzazz marker to ink them. Huff on the image and stamp! I textured the White layer with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, then added a piece of Poppy Parade DSP at the bottom. As per Mary's tutorial, ribbon bow and ribbon are both attached inside the brad to appear that it's knotted. The ribbon is attached with Sticky Strip across the front of the card. The ends are secured to the back with Snail. The sticky strip is really necessary to hold the weight of the bow. The edge of the White layer was also sponged with Blushing Bride before attaching to the card base. The saying was stamped in Poppy on Naturals White and layered onto a Poppy Parade scallop oval. I also stamped a few flowers on the saying, using my stamp-a-ma-jig to get just the ones I wanted, where I wanted them.
I'm heading back to the stamp room to see what other colors I can make this work in!! Who wouldn't like to get one of these bright, happy cards when we have nothing but snow outside?? Thanks for stopping by!!
Stampin' Up! Catalog Items used: 111710 Upsy Daisy * 119793 Poppy Parade Card Stock * 102316 Naturals White Card Stock * 117158 Patterns In Color DSP * 119782 Poppy Parade Classic Ink * 119786 Blushing Bride Classic Ink * 119801 In Color Markers * 121005 In Color Glimmer Brads * 119267 Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 102845 Blender Pens * 104294 Sticky Strip * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 113439 Big Shot * 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder