Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Belated Birthday Greeting

Inspiration

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Can you believe the summer is almost over? They are saying we may get a break from the 100-degree heat we've had FOREVER here in Texas, so that would be just right for the end of the summer months.

Today's card is a summery color combo - I picked the colors based on Color Challenge 333 at SCS called "Island Tango Delight" - sounds inviting, doesn't it? The card features stamps from the Decorative Basket Collection and the Dutch Iris-Blossom 3 Collection. The "Flora Grande" flowers are perfect for creating layers of petals to create beautiful embellishments!

Be sure to hop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog - it's overflowing with creative inspiration from the design team members!

Belated Birthday Greeting

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Tangerine Tango (SU!)5 1/2" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2", and
3/4" x 3 3/4" (4 pieces)
Sunshine Yellow (SU!)5 1/4" x 5 1/4", and
1 7/8" x 5 1/4"
Bermuda Bay (SU!)2" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White (SU!)1/2" x 3 1/2" (4 pieces)
SW Nature patterned paper (K & Company)5 1/8" x 5 18
Papercrafting Stamping Illustration Paper (Imagination International)4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Inks

Sunshine Yellow (SU!)
Bermuda Bay (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3410: Decorative Basket PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3414: Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Clear Glass Beads (Creative Images)
Zip-Dry
ATG (Scotch)
Scor-Pal
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer

Instructions

FLOWER

Stamp two of the medium flower, and one small flower in blue ink on the stamping paper. This COPIC stamping paper is not heavy enough to make cards, but it is great for embellishments like this flower that you want to curl or shape.

Cut the flower images out, and cut between each petal. Bend each petal gently down the middle. Glue the flowers together, rotating each layer slightly so the petals alternate. After the stack dries, put some glue in the center of the flower, and cover the glue in glass beads and gently press them into the glue. Shake off the excess beads, and let it dry.

SENTIMENT

Cut 4 strips of white cardstock measuring 1/2" x 3 1/2". Stamp each line of the sentiment onto the separate strips, using blue ink. Mount each white strip onto a strip of orange paper, measuring 3/4" x 3 3/4".

ASSEMBLY

Cut orange cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2", and fold. Mount a piece of yellow cardstock measuring 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" onto the front of the card, followed by a patterned paper piece measuring 5 1/8" x 5 1/8". Cut a piece of blue cardstock measuring 2" x 5 1/4", and yellow cardstock measuring 1 7/8" x 5 1/4". Stamp the leave sprig image in yellow ink randomly all over the yellow paper. Mount the stamped yellow panel onto the blue panel, and mount these on the left of the card front. Finish by adhering each sentiment strip on the card front, and glue the flower in the lower left corner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

9 comments:

Betty J Schaub said...

very pretty and a sweet sentiment.

Olga said...

another gorgeous creation !!!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa, this is such a sweet card! Love the way you used the sentiment and those colors are just WoW!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Lisa Lynne! I love the color combo and the way you separated the sentiment! Really catches the eye!

TesaB said...

Ohhh, what a great card, love your sentiment treatment!!!

Angelica said...

Such a pretty card, love the color combo and how you stamped the sentiment on the strips.

Jan said...

Great card and I love these colors together!

~Heidi~ said...

I love the idea of the sentiment being cut into strips! It's such a bright, cheerful card!

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