Story of Elegance

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to day three of a brand new week.  I hope that your week is going well so far.

I love trying new things in my craft room.  Sometimes they work, and sometimes not so much.  For the card that I’m sharing today, I used a new product type (decorative masks) that I have never used before.  Boy, have I been missing out!  I used our new Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks along with our blending brushes and they were a breeze!

Now give me a little grace, I got so excited with my card, I totally forgot to put some leaves around the flowers, but I still love it!  (Even when the baby might not be pretty to others, it’s your baby and you love it, right?)

Here’s what I made.

Happy birthday card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Masked Happy Birthday

Look at how vivid and clear the flowers look.

Close up of a card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″  piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and layer it with a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and add the combined layers to a card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.

Stencil the center of a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock using  a bending brush and Rich Razzleberry ink and add to the card base.  (Hint: Be sure to tape off generously so that your blending doesn’t bleed off onto the panel.)

Next, use the two step process to stencil the flowers onto the center of a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock.  Use Fresh Freesia ink for the first layer.  Remove the stencil, clean it completely, then line it up and stencil the second layer with Rich Razzleberry ink.  (Hint: When you look at the stencil the shinier side is face up on your card stock.  The first layer is larger of the two flower groupings.  You can look at the flowers on the side of the flower grouping to readily see which is larger.)   Add the stenciled image to the card base with Foam Adhesive cut to size or Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, stamp in VersaMark on a scrap of Rich Razzleberry and heat emboss using White embossing powder.  Cut the sentiment to a 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ strip and add to the card.  Add a Dimensional or small square of Foam Adhesive Sheet to the right end of the sentiment strip.

To finish add 3 Pear Basic Jewels  that have been colored with a Blends, or if you happen to have the retired Share What You Love Artisan Pearls as I did, you can add those instead!

Here are the products I used for today’s card.  Shop with me anytime to pick up quality paper crafting  products and get your craft on!

Thank you  again for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!  I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.

Until then,

Live Graciously!