Thoughtful Branches, Birthday Card/September’s Paper Pumpkin Video

I gave this card to one of my BEST friends for her birthday this week. We have been friends for over 25 years. Hope you have a GREAT Birthday Lynne B.

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle (stamp set and matching Thinlits Dies)
are still available. This time I thought I would try Vellum.

For the top layer, I inked up my Hardwood Background stamp in Watermelon Wonder and stamped onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock. Then I took the lacy stamp in Touches of Texture and stamped just the edges. Next I roughed up the edges (I used an old tool that Stampin’ Up! used to sell), but you can use the blades of your scissors too. Using Pear Pizzazz cardstock I die cut the flourish from Flourish Thinlits Dies, adhered with Tombow Multi Glue.

Next I added snail to one of the Hydrangeas and added my Silver Metallic Thread, then attached just above the flourish. For the second flower I scrunched it up in my hand (very gently), added some pieces of Dimensionals and slightly offset from the bottom flower. I can here you all shrieking, scrunch up the vellum…..What? It really makes the flower more 3 dimensional, don’t you think?

And finally, I added some of the lace Watermelon Wonder ribbon (sorry, its retired). Glued that piece onto a Watermelon Wonder card base. I did sneak in some Silver Sequin Trim into the ribbon.

I decided that the sentiment would have to go on the inside, so I first added a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with a piece of a Doily, then the Whisper White banner on top with the sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

I was inspired by a card that Billie Moan made. I have a hard time when it comes to layering stamped images like I did with the Hardwood Background and Lacey stamp, but I love how this turned out and will be doing it again. Thank you Billie!

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ Watermelon Wonder cardstock
4″ x 5 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Scraps of Vellum, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White cardstock

This months Paper Pumpkin is out now. Check out how cute this months kit is.

I am waiting patiently for my kit to get here. Super fun this month.

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One Comment

  1. Cindee, this is a beautiful card! I love how you have 'scrunched' up the vellum it certainly does add that extra dimension, I think I have to try this myself, thank you for the great inspiration!

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