This elegant birthday card looks complex, but it's actually fairly easy to create using some new creative tools from Stampin' Up! Let's start with the fold of the card itself. It's a standard card base measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", then the card front is scored down the middle (at 2-1/8") and folded back. To create the fancy edge work, I simply placed the new "bracket" shaped Edgelits Die along the edge of the card stock and ran it through the Big Shot.
To finish the card base, I added Pool Party card stock inside, stamped with the bird and Happy Birthday images from the free sale-a-bration* stamp set, Elementary Elegance. On the two facing panels, I added strips of patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper collection - another exclusive sale-a-bration product. (I ran one of the strips through the Big Shot with the same bracket edge die used on the card base.) A pretty bow created with the new Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon finishes up the card front beautifully.
Now for the lovely focal image! I used the new Labels Collection Framelits Dies to die-cut the two largest label shapes from Lucky Limeade card stock and the Everyday Enchantment paper.
Next I stamped the "For You" image from the Apothecary Art stamp set two times using Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock. One image was die-cut using the Labels Framelits Die and the other was cropped with a 1" Circle Punch.
The full label was turned vertically and adhered to the larger labels using Stampin' Dimensionals. The center flower image was dabbed with a bit of color using an Aqua Painter before attaching it with Dimensionals. Two tiny pearls finish the center frame.
HIP TIP: Take care using an Aqua Painter on images stamped with classic ink (non-waterproof). For best results, make sure the Aqua Painter is just damp (not dripping wet!) when you pick up color from the ink pad; then lightly DAB the ink onto the image as desired. Do not attempt any blending techniques - it will blur and/or smear the stamped image.
Woo Hoo! Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow!!
If you haven't received a Sale-a-bration brochure yet, check back tomorrow to view it online or you can contact me to have a copy mailed to you directly. All items featured in the Sale-a-bration brochure are earned free when you purchase Stampin' Up! products. Simply choose one free item for every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping). Is your wish list ready?
Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Apothecary Art (W-125525, C-125527),
Elementary Elegance* (W-125120, C-125122)
Ink: Pool Party (122938), Lucky Limeade (122935)
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Pool Party (122924), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper* (126154)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (125595), Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Aqua Painter (103954)
Accessories: Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (125582), Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
*Sale-a-bration items available free with qualifying purchase Jan. 24-March 31, 2012.
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