And, last but not least, the fourth card we made at my stampin' class in My Country Loft Studio on the 19th of February:
For our birthday card class we changed the greeting to 'birthday'.
Sharon chose to place her greeting in the upper portion of her card. She also used some colored Rhinestones. How do you do this? Simply color the individual stones with a Sharpie Marker! Any color you have will do. You can also color the Basic Pearls.
- STAMP SETS: Serene Silhouettes, Happy Watercolor (Occasions Catalog), Simply Sketched Hostess Set
- CARD STOCK: Crisp Cantaloupe (4" x 5-1/4"), Pistachio Pudding (3-7/8" x 5-1/8"), Whisper White (8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in half)
- INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Smokey Slate
- TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Snail Adhesive
- ACCESSORIES: Basic Jewels: Rhinestones, 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim (P. Pudding)
If you have any questions about the card or the 'how-to', please ask. It's really an easy card. The most difficult part is wrapping the Ruffle Stretch Trim around the top layer of the card front. "Draw" a horizonal line of Snail Adhesive along the base of the flower/plant. Then gently lay (do not stretch the trim ribbon) the center of a 4-3/4" piece of Stretch Trim in the center of the adhesive and carefully position it to the left and right. Wrap the tails around to the back of that layer of card stock and secure them with more adhesive. Then attach the layers to each other and to the card front with Snail Adhesive.
I hope you liked this card. It's one of my favorites. When I first saw that 'smear' image in the Happy Watercolor stamp set I could see it as a sort of background layer. It works perfectly. I like to flip it so that little 'pokey-out' part is turned to the left and then to the right when stacking several colors of the image. It's ok to let the stacked layers overlap a bit as well. What will you do with that image?
Tomorrow, a very special treat. :) See you then.