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Saturday, 13 October 2018
Floral Honey Doo Birthday Cards
The black and white card is on an 8" square base, the Blue & white on a 7".
The same stamp was used in both cards, Floral Corner Flourish by Honey Doo.
On a recommendation, I recently bought some Sheena Douglas Stamping Card from Crafters Companion, and I have to say it does stamp beautifully.
I'd cut one square for each card, and I've said this before, but when using square pre-made card bases, the dimensions given are the envelope size, not the card base!
Meaning, one called 7" is actually going to be closer to 6¾", so you need to cut your matt layer & stamping layer accordingly.
I stamped the image using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, and that makes the positioning easy, as there's no need to move the stamp, just rotate the cardstock 180 degrees. They were both stamped in Versafine Clair ink, Nocturne (black), and Paradise (blue).
On the black card I sprinkled WOW! Black Twinkle embossing powder, and on the blue, a Stampendous powder called Stardust.
I also stamped them onto white pearl paper multiple times, heat embossing them too. Then fussy cut them out.
Lots of extra flowers here, as I've also stamped some other images ready to make more cards. The tray they are sat in is intended for party snacks. I found a pack of them unused in a cupboard, and thought they'd be really handy in my craft room!
Those scissors you can see are great for when you have a lot to cut out. They have a small pair of blades with a fine pointed tip, and a shear action, so you don't end up with aching fingers.
These were by X-Cut, but there are a few other brands out there as well.
I sorted out 4 large flowers,and 4 smaller ones. Shaped them around the pokey tool, and then just pressed down in the centre with the ball stylus.
Two flowers on each of the larger ones, added with a drop of Glossy Accents.
I'd matted the panel onto the base before adding the flowers. It's layered onto Black Glitter card.
The sentiment is another Honey Doo set, called Happy Times, and also includes a Happy Anniversary stamp.
Again, stamped in Clair Nocturne, and embossed with Black Twinkle. It was matted onto more black glitter card, and the labels were cut with Spellbinders Labels 4, large & small. You can just use one of the two set sizes, but by combining the two sets, you get a smaller border.
I stamped first, then placed the die where I wanted it and die cut the shape.
The blue version was done in exactly the same way, just using Clair Paradise, and Stardust Embossing Powder. I also used slightly smaller dies to cut the shape for the sentiment, as there was less room for it. I have no idea where the sentiment is from, sorry. Just added a couple of sequins to it, as there seemed to be too much white space.
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