Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Another Special Reason

Hi Stampers,

I am loving the versatility of the Special Reason Bundle.  There are so many ways to use this set and I've been busy exploring them all!

What a lovely card for a special Springtime birthday!

The colors are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz.  The card base is Thick Whisper White and the card front is regular weight Whisper White.  To create this card, the first step is to die-cut the largest flower from the Special Reason Bundle into the card front.  Then lay it on top of the card base and using a sharp pencil, make tiny dots at the ends of 5-6 petals around the card to indicate where it will be when the card is assembled.  Set the card front aside.

Using Flirty Flamingo and a Sponge Dauber, sponge ink onto the card base behind the die-cut, darker at the bottom and fading as you work toward the top of the flower.  Lay the die-cut over the top of the sponging as you work to see how it will look when you're finished.  When you are satisfied with the sponging, spatter the sponged area with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stella!!  How you sparkle!

The Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum flowers are stamped and die-cut then adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I took one extra step on both of these flowers, I used the matching Stampin' Write Marker to darken some of the petals for extra dimension.  Here's a photo that shows the difference - the flower on the left is stamped only, the one on the right has been highlighted with the marker.

 The flowers in this set are not a totally solid stamp, and that look is intentional.  For this card, I wanted more of a light & dark effect, that's why I added the marker to the insides of the petals.

The inside is simple and elegant.

"Happy Birthday" is included in the Special Reason Bundle.  It's stamped in black and die-cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits and tied onto the card front with a length of  Basic Black Baker's Twine.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Happy stamping,

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card! There are so many things you can do with this bundle.