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Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy 80th - or not!

Here's my first try at a pop-up card - using the build a bouquet pop up dies & stamps from Stampendous.  Here's what I did to create the front of the card (the number 80 was a couple of stickers that I later removed when I decided this card wasn't special enough for the 80th birthday I needed a card for):
  • Using stencils as needed to protect what had already been stamped, I created the bouquet using various of the stamps & stamping with black Versafine ink.  
  • Next, I colored the bouquet with watercolor pencils & a water brush.
  • I fussy cut it out and set it aside.
  • The sentiment was created using JustRite stamps (Friends Antique Labels, Botanical Swirls Labels) and Spellbinders die (Botanical Swirls & Accents) with white glossy card stock.  I colored the card stock with alcohol ink & heat embossed with black powder.  The blue at the bottoms of the card (and the blue inside the card) was cut from an older paper from HOTP and was cut with dies from the Pop-Up die set.

The inside was created as per the instructions for the pop-up die, using the daisy from the Build a Bouquet stamp and die set (Stampendous) and the Rose Bouquet stamp & die set - also from Stampendous (colored the same way the bouquet on the front was colored.  


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