Look Who’s Turning Seven
My granddaughter Elyssa celebrates her seventh birthday today. It seems to me that birthdays for my grandchildren are rolling around very fast (does that mean I am getting old?, maybe). We celebrated her birthday yesterday and although it wasn’t a party with her cousins, Mum, Aunty, Great Grandparents and myself and Ron, it seemed like one.
Life seems to have been very busy lately and I hadn’t made her a card, so a couple of days ago I got busy creating a Screen Divider card. This was such fun to make and the Screen is really quite easy to put together. I followed the instructions I found on Splitcoast Stamper but I cut my Smoky Slate card 11″ x 14.8cm (I know, strange, but it seems logical to me to use imperial and metric measurements in the same card) and scored according to the directions on Splitcoast. I punched along the top of the Smoky Slate card using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch and along the bottom to create the “legs” using the Decorative Label Punch. I created four image panels using Whisper White card which I attached to Wisteria Wonder card.
For the front panel, I stamped Whisper White card with the hexagon image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set using Smoky Slate ink. The stamped Whisper White card is attached to Wisteria Wonder card. I stamped the flower image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is coloured using Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight Blendibilities and then cut out. (Unfortunately due to a manufacturing issue you cannot currently order Blendibilities, I will advise as soon as these are once more available.) The flower is attached to the stamped Whisper White card. I stamped “happy birthday wishes” from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink and punched it using the Large Oval Punch. I attached the greeting to a Calypso Coral Scalloped Oval and then to the panel over the bottom of the flower.
I masked the bottom of the second Whisper White panel and stamped the balloon image from the Sketched Birthday stamp set onto Whisper White card using Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder ink. I stamped the balloon onto scrap Whisper White card using Calypso Coral ink and cut them out. I attached the Calypso Coral balloons over the stamped balloons, one using Glue Dots and the other a dimensional. I cut a number 7 from Smoky Slate card using the Typeset Alphabet Dies (retired) and attached it below the balloon strings.
For the third panel, I stamped the “I heart you” image from the Pictogram Punches stamp set using Wisteria Wonder ink. I punched a heart from Calypso Coral card using the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attached it over the stamped heart. I cut Calypso Coral card using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die twice and attached the hearts around the stamped greeting (seven hearts).
For the fourth panel, I stamped the Whisper White card all over using the hexagon image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set using Smoky Slate ink. I stamped the leaf image from Butterfly Basics using Wild Wasabi ink several times over the panel. I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die to cut seven butterflies from Wisteria Wonder card and attached them over the stamped panel. I added Basic Pearls to the centre of each Butterfly.
I decorated the four panels on the reverse side of card as well. I created two stamped panels for each end by stamping the hexagon image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set onto the Whisper White card using Smoky Slate ink. I stamped the leaf image over the top several times using Wild Wasabi ink. I stamped the butterfly from the Butterfly Basics stamp set onto Whisper White card twice using Calypso Coral ink and cut them out using the matching Butterflies Thinlets Die. I wrote my message on Whisper White card to add to the two central panels with the addition of a Calypso Coral butterfly on each panel. I added two large Basic Pearls to the centre of each butterfly.
I absolutely adore this card. I love that each of the panels has the number seven hidden in them and I know that Elyssa loved that too. If you haven’t tried one of these card, then you must, they are so much fun and the best part is that they stand beautifully so that the recipient can enjoy all your hard work.
Bye for now,