Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Something Blue...

Ah, I had fun with this card! I love this design and have actually made it several times, often using different colors. This time, for the first time, I used blue! 

 I begin with precut cards - this particular one, with the lovely die cut edge, is from the David Tutera collection. It's a box of 48 die cut cards and envelopes. Once in awhile I treat myself to such a find, when I can get them on sale. Anyway, I used coordinating card stock from the Indie Chic "Citron" by My Mind's Eye. I selected two different card stocks. Both are double sided. I cut the striped pattern to strips about 3/4" wide by 5-1/2" long and used double stick tape to adhere to the right side of the inside of the card, so that the design would show through the die cut. 

My next step was to stamp the stem of the flower. I used a PrintWorks stamp and StazOn jet black ink. The leaves are made from the same stock as the flower - just the back side of the stock! A pretty green pattern! I used a 1" circle punch to cut a circle, then put the circle back into the punch and arranged so that it made a leaf shape and then punched again. I can get two leaves out of each 1" circle. I did this with the scraps left over after punching the flowers. The leaves have a dot of Tacky Glue on the back to hold them in place.
Next I paper punched the chevron wave pattern with my EK Success flower punch - and then stamped a little center with a Hero Arts Poly Clear stamp. I couldn't find a collection name on the package, but there is a photo of the pack of clear stamps at the end of this post. I ran a bit of embroidery floss through the button holes and knotted it and then glued using Tacky Glue. As you may have seen in my last post, I used a clothes pin to hold the button in place while the glue dried.
The flower has 3M foam tape on the back to give it a tiny bit of lift.

The stem is a stamp from PrintWorks - I used it on the card and also on the envelope, which I decided to decorate. I am not sure what company the flower and leaf are from.... but thought the little addition on the outside of the envelope would be fun. 

And here's the basics I used.... Paper Smooches provided the Happy Birthday stamp. The inside of this card is printed using my computer and laser printer. I find that I like to print most of the sentiments inside the cards I make with the computer. 
Hope you enjoyed this post and you find some creative inspiration in it!

Have a blessed day ~


  1. I love that card design. So neat with that decorative edging too. Great find on getting 48 of them ready for you to decorate. And, I must say irl I am loving your blog posts too! Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks Verna ~ I am having fun with the blog posts. Hope to keep them coming!