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Happy Birthday Ethan

June 13, 2019

My grandson turned 13 yesterday and I wanted to make him a special card.  After watching this You Tube video by Susan Levasseur I knew what I was going to create.  She used the gorgeous Good Morning Magnolia stamp set to create her card, but I decided to go with the Above The Clouds stamp set.  I cut my card base from Thick Whisper White card following Susan’s directions.  I must say, although it looks very complicated it is actually quite easy to create. To decorate the focal panel, I used a little of the retired Brusho Prussian Blue crystals on Shimmer White card.  I like the one of a kind background that you can create with Brusho and can’t wait until the new ones in this Annual Catalogue arrive for me to play with. The panel is attached to Night of Navy card and then the card base.  I stamped the outline image of the balloons from the Above the Cloud stamp set using Night of Navy ink and stamped the fill image using Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point card.  The balloon basket outline image is stamped in Soft Suede ink and the fill image in Crumb Cake ink.  I punched out the pieces using the co-ordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch and attached them over the background created with the Brusho.  The panel is attached to Night of Navy card.  The smaller panel on the front of the card, as well as the large square panel and smaller triangle panels are all stamped with the Crackle Background stamp using Balmy Blue ink and then embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Each of these panels is attached to Night of Navy card and then the card base.   I decided that I would add a panel to the back of the card to write my message and so I stamped the greeting from the Above the Cloud stamp set onto the inside rectangle panel using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the small balloon image from the same stamp set using Night of Navy ink and the fill image using Balmy Blue ink.  This panel is also attached to Night of Navy card.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Special Celebrations stamp set using Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White card and punched it out using the Story Label Punch.  The greeting is attached to the inside of the card using dimensionals, so that the front panel can stand when opened.

The finished card size is 6″ x 6″ so I had to create an envelope specifically for the card.  I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ card and the now retired Envelope Punch Board to create the envelope.  I closed the card by adding 1″ circles punched from Night of Navy card, held in place with brads and Whisper White Baker’s Twine to hold it closed.

Thanks to Susan, for the instructions, this card is gorgeous.  I know that Ethan loved it too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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