A Late Birthday
I was chatting with a friend recently and found out that she had celebrated a birthday earlier in the month. My goal this year is to make sure that I send everyone I know a birthday card. Co-incidentally I was on Demonstrator Facebook Page when a lovely lady by the name of Lorraine Dowling shared a set of cards she had made using the Avant Garden stamp set. The design took my eye straight away and I just had to use it to create my card. Unfortunately Lorraine doesn’t have a blog I can direct you to, but be sure to keep an eye out for when she does because she is super talented.
I stamped the flowers from the Avant Garden stamp set onto Whisper White card using Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped the image twice without re-inking to give some depth of colour to the card. I stamped the leaves using Cucumber Crush ink, again stamping twice without re-inking. The dotted background image was stamped using Mint Macaron ink. I stamped the greeting from the Avant Garden stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum ink as well. The flower centres are stamped using Early Espresso ink. The stamped panel is attached to Sweet Sugarplum card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card. To add a little extra dimension around the flowers, I stamped the background stamp using Mint Macaron ink which I stamped off first, so that I could stamp over the flowers without blurring the images.
To decorate the inside of the card I simply stamped the flowers, leaves and background as I had done on the front of the card. The stamped panel is once more attached to Sweet Sugarplum card. I may or may not have gone a little overboard on the inside, but, I am so happy with this card. It is really lovely, especially in person. So thank you once more to Lorraine.
I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment.
Bye for now,
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