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A Springtime Birthday Greeting

>> Saturday, May 16, 2009

by Sue W.

Welcome!

I can't believe another Saturday is already here - time is really flying this spring! I have another fairly quick card for you today, full of spring butterfly's and flowers.

These are the stamps I used in my card ~


I started my card by stamping a white piece of cardstock with my butterfly corner stamp, using black pigment ink in the top left and bottom right corners, then embossing with clear embossing powder. I used a corner rounder on the remaining 2 corners.

I colored the butterfly corners using Bic markers, then dry rubbed turquoise ink on all the edges. Using a craft blade I cut the bottom curves of both butterfly's. I then stamped the butterfly birthday saying, using spring green dye ink on a separate piece of white cardstock, trimmed it to 1/4" of the design and dry rubbed all edges using soft pink ink. Applying a small piece of tape to the back, I pushed the two corners under the butterfly corners and after centering, I pushed down to adhere the tape to the butterfly layer.

To make the pink flower background layer, I stamped the center of each side of my medium pink cardstock with the flower border, then stamped the 4 corners with the single flower, all using versamark clear ink. After embossing with clear embossing powder I brushed on a subtle chalk coloring for the petals and leaves, then colored the center of each flower using a white pen then going over it with a sparkle pen. I adhered all to a square purple folded card.

Thanks for stopping by and now onto ~

Your Tip by Julie H. - My tip is for using stamp positioners, I stamp my image on vellum and keep it with the stamp then when I need to use it it’s ready to go and I get perfect positioning every time. (I save the masks I make by taping them to the top of my stamps too!)

My Trick - Want to add a little pizazz to a cutout image? Place small images face down on clear packing tape, rub firmly, then cut around image to give it a laminated look, then attach to your card. The shine really adds a pop!


Please send in your tips and tricks by emailing me at submitdrs@yahoo.com - I'm sending out some serious (new release) blog candy for all tips that I use! Don't miss out!!!!!



9 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Cute card -- I'm a big fan of the DRS butterflies and butterfly sentiments! Great tips, too!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very pretty - love the way the background came out!

Dawn Mercedes said...

love the flowers!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love how you cut out around the butterfly!

Krissy C. said...

Love the card sue!-krissy

Custom Cards said...

Its a nice look to cover the two corner with butterfly . So I like this card and the background and the side layer was also quite impressive to watch.

Zafran ali said...

Wow!How cute great job,This is so nice card,Thank,s for sharing really nice tips.

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Zafran ali said...

I love butterfly.......so nice card.

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ID Card Printer said...

"Place small images face down on clear packing tape, rub firmly, then cut around image to give it a laminated look, then attach to your card. The shine really adds a pop!"

I agree! And it is cheaper to use packing tape .

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