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Birthday Roses…

The month of November is a B-I-G birthday month for me…so big I’ve started half way through October planning all the special cards that need to be made.

Today’s post is one of those cards…

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and inside it looks like…

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I love the rustic feel of this card with the woodgrain and distressing and you can always put blues and browns together for a nice color combination…and in this case a pop of yellow.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar (I know it’s retired, but I liked this brown with this blue), Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms, Woodgrain (background), Timeless Texture and Timeless Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Distressing Tool for edge distressing, Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Baked Brown Sugar layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Woodgrain background in Baked Brown Sugar and the edges with Timeless Texture border stamp in Baked Brown Sugar.  Distress edges and attach to card front with SNAIL
  • The next horizontal Soft Sky layer is 5″ x 2-1/2″, stamped with Woodgrain background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and Timeless Texture border stamp.  Distress edges and attach to card front with SNAIL
  • The next horizontal Baked Brown Sugar layer is 2-1/8″ x 4-3/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Whisper White layer is 2″ x 4-5/8″.  Drawn border freehand in Baked Brown Sugar and stamp sentiment.  Stamp rose on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut” just the rose.  Using reinker in stamp pad lid and Aqua Painter, paint rose in Daffodil Delight and shade with Crushed Curry.  When dry lay face down on sponge mat and using a round ended pen or stylus break down the fibers so that the rose curls up a bit.  Add double dimensionals to back.  Stamp the whole rose again on scrap and “fussy cut”.  Add a light shade of Baked Brown Sugard to leaves.  Attach to card front with SNAIL.  Add painted rose over this layer using dimensionals you’ve already placed on back.
  • The Linen Thread bow video can be found here.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp like front layers for background and distressing
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 3″.  Stamp sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar.  Stamp small flower from Timeless Love to the right of sentiment and color with a light shade of Baked Brown Sugar.  Stamp flower again on scrap and color with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  Fussy cut and add over stamped image with double dimensionals.  The border is hand drawn with Baked Brown Sugar marker.

This card was fun to make….just took my time and enjoyed creating it.

We just got home last night.  We drove to St. Louis and spent some touring time there and loved the city.  Took tours of the Budweiser Brewery, the Cardinals baseball park, Baseball Village, the Arch, City Museum and ate amazing food.  Then we came down to Nashville to celebrate friend’s 50th anniversary…sweet memories there!  Then took my granddaughter to dinner before coming home.  What a nice trip and the weather was perfect.

Hope your weekend was fabulous too.  Thanks for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

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Yellow Roses for 50 Years…

Today’s card is for a really special couple celebrating 50 years of marriage.  I so enjoyed making this card for them…

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and here’s the inside…

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I love making cards for any occasion, but something magical happens when I make a card with someone special in mind.  All the memories and experiences we’ve shared over the years are built into the card using paper, ink, bling (of course!) and sticking it all together with Glue Dots!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you need an anniversary or wedding card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White (I love this paper!)
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  En Francias (retired, background), Gorgeous Grunge (background), Birthday Blooms and Timeless Love (sentiment and small flowers)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 5/8″ Seam Binding, Distressing Tool for paper edges, Linen Thread, Gold Wind of Stella

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/8″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp background in Smoky Slate and over stamps with Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grunge splat stamp.  Distress edges and attach to card front with SNAIL.
  • The second smaller Thick Whisper White layer is 2-3/4″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Smoky Slate.  The border was hand drawn with Smoky Slate marker small end.  Add to card front with Adhesive Strips or double dimensionals.  Both large and small flowers were stamped on scrap Thick Whisper White and colored with Daffodil Delight Reinker dropped in stamp pad lid.  Use Aqua Painter and water to apply ink to flowers.  Add Crushed Curry to centers.  Maybe leave the flipped edges in a lighter shade.  Add Crushed Curry at petal bases.  Fussy cut large and small flowers.  Use the large end of your stylus or anything with a round smooth surface and work the back of these flowers lying on your sponge mat to break down fibers and give a rounded effect from the front.  Add double dimensionals to the back.  Gold Wink of Stella was added to flower centers.  Stamp the entire large flower on scrap Thick Whisper White in Smoky Slate and fussy cut.  Add painted flower on top with double dimensionals the add both layers to card front.
  • Make triple loops with ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add at base of larger flower with Glue Dots.  There are glue dots at the ribbon ends too to hold them in place.  The edges were frayed to repeat paper distressing.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 2-3/4″ x 4″ with distressed edges.  Add sentiment in Smoky Slate.  The small flowers were stamped on scrap, colored with Aqua Painter leaving leaves unpainted like the card front.  Fibers were also broken down from back to give rounded effect.  Add to card with double dimensionals.

I really love this card, but I’ll be honest with you…it’s the second one I made.  The first got chopped up and some of the pieces were used on this one.  I just thought the first one looked too plain.  If I were to make this one again, I might place a layer of Daffodil Delight behind the first layer to just peek out a smidge…what do you think?

Yesterday I had one of my biggest classes ever and did we ever have fun!  There were three “newbies” in the group, but they weren’t “newbies” for long.  My seasoned stampers drew them under their angel wings and guided them through their first class.  They did amazing because I can tell you we didn’t do “beginner” projects.  So fun watching someone stamp for the first time…never gets old to me!

Hope you are having the best day and something you’ve seen here today inspires you in your own creative journey…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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oh yes.

Let’s be HaPpY with inky fingers!

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