Sunday, February 22, 2015

Coastal Birthday

Hi there once again!  I recently made a birthday card using a lovely, soft color combination of Coastal Cabana and So Saffron, which allowed me to use up some designer paper scraps and my first test of the very fun Hello You thinlits.

The flower from Crazy About You was stamped three times on Whisper White card stock in So Saffron.  The bottom layer was cut with the matching Flower Medallion punch, the top two fussy cut, then all piled on top of one another with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used tiny dots of Tombow glue on the back of the die cut word "Happy" and then let it dry for a few minutes before adhering to the card so the glue didn't squirt out from underneath when laid on the card.  I've also used an adhesive sheet (non SU) with these thinlits, with mixed success.  The biggest thing I've learned using these thinlits, and it confirms what I've read elsewhere, is to run them through the Big Shot at least a couple times to get the best cut.

As a basis for my card design I used a sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge published a few weeks ago.

Karen Giron is so wonderful to create and share new sketches every week, and the collections are permanently open, so one can always post a card.  Be sure to use the link to check out her wonderful creations, great sketches and the design team inspiration.  And maybe play along!

Have a great week!  I was going to post another card I made today for Friday Mashup but the Academy Awards ceremony is about to start, so I'll be back in the next couple of nights with another post.



Product details:
Stamps:  Crazy About You
Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, In Color Paper Stack and Eastern Elegance designer series papers
Ink:  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Other:  Hello You Thinlits, 2 1/2 " Circle and Flower Medallion punches, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Organza ribbon, 1/8" Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Paper Snips

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