Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
With foreboding rain, wind, and cold air; I have decided the outdoors are not my friends today. You know who never fails me? My paper crafting. It is always there, cheering me on to make another card and relieve some of that insane stress of life. It also helps me to focus on some pretty awesome things at the same time. Speaking of pretty awesome things, today’s card is a celebration card. Some friends in the neighborhood are expecting their own little bundle of joy and I wanted to send them a card and make them a little gift. I will be sharing the gift at a later date, right now I want to dive into that card.
My Favorite Things Blu Raspberry 4 1/2” by 11” scored at 5 1/2”
Front and Inside Pieces
My Favorite Things Sno Cone (2) 4 1/8” by 5 3/8”
White (2) 4 by 5 1/4”
Size A2 Envelope
My Favorite Things Premium Dye Ink- Nightshift Blue
My Favorite Things Premium Dye Ink- Cement Gray
Wish- It’s a Good Day Stamp Set
Fiskars Bone Folder
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Elmer’s Tape Runner
Park Lane 1/4” Foam Squares
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter (999)
As always, this step is just to cut all of your cardstock. Make sure to go ahead score and fold your card base.
Using one of your white pieces it is time to focus on the inside of the card. In the Nightshift blue and using your stamping tool, stamp the branch image off to the far left and kind of bottom side as displayed below. Using the Cement Gray, stamp your little birdie in the bottom right side of the piece. I followed this up by coloring the bird and the branch with my Wink of Stella. I can’t help it, I love shiny things.
Using my tape runner, I adhered my finished white piece to my Sno Cone piece. I added that new piece to the inside of my card and was officially finished with the inside of my card.
When I stamped the branch for my inside piece, I knew that I would be wiping this stamp down and using the Cement Gray on the outside piece. So, before I cleaned that stamp I made a point to use my Nightshift Blue to stamp that same branch on the envelope to form a cute place to put the name of the recipient. I also went over the branches with my Wink of Stella.
For my front white piece, I stamped my little birdie in three places: at the top left, middle right, and bottom left, all in Nightshift Blue. I took my little branch and making a point to only have my leaf section of the branch on the paper, stamped this image three times as well in opposite sides of the birdies. I followed this by stamping my sentiments also in Cement Gray; one in the middle left side and one in the bottom right side of my piece. I colored all branches and birdies in Wink of Stella to add some shine.
After my Wink of Stella had a moment to dry, I used tape runner to adhere my white piece to my Sno Cone piece. Using several foam squares on the back of that new piece, I was able to add that piece to the front of my card.
That’s my card. Pretty simple and definitely quick. I really love how this one turned out and I cannot wait to get this little number and accompanying gift to the lovely couple.
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