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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Papaya Collage Birthday Cards

On Sunday I had the pleasure of getting together with two of my favourite stampers, Ethel and Sheri. 

What a great afternoon we had! We looked at sneak peaks and chatted about the new catalogue and all the great stamps and products that will be coming out on June 1st with the release of the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalogue (IBC).

We made one project during our get-together based on a happy birthday card I designed using the new Papaya Collage Stamp set.  I took my inspiration for this card from a wedding invitation and "Save the Date card I'd recently received.

My original card was made with Daffodil Delight cardstock and ink to mimick the colours used in the Save the Date card.  It looks dull in this picture, however in real life it was beautifully bright and cheerful.

For our group card we chose Wisteria Wonder for the card base, markers and ruffled ribbon.  The front of the card base is embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. 

To create the beautiful floral image we used a Wisteria Wonder marker to colour in the flowers and a Basic Black marker for the stems.  Before stamping we huffed on the stamp image to make sure it was moist enough to transfer the ink to the card stock. 

The butterfly was first wetted in Versa Mark then in Basic Black ink before stamping the image on Whisper White cardstock.  Once stamped, Clear embossing powder was applied and then heat set.  The image was then coloured with Wisteria Wonder and Basic Gray markers. 

Three basic rhinestones were used for the butterfly's body and the finished butterfly was mounted with dimensionals to the card front. 

The sentiment "Just for You" from the Tea Shoppe stamp set was also stamped in Basic Black ink and heat embossed to add some dimension.

Three butterflies were stamped on the Whisper White card insert on the inside of the card and coloured as above. 

Here are the three cards we made together. 
 Here are the two cards together.  Pretty don't you think?


Patti said...

A beautiful card Penny. I like the cheerful look of the yellow and the wisteria one is so regal and subdued. I guess I don't have a favorite - love them both.

Debbie Martin said...

Once again, another beautiful card! Love your style.

Terry Blais said...

Wow! These cards are beautiful. I'm so glad you took a close-up of the butterfly on the yellow. It's stunning. I've got to make sure I get that stamp set and CASE this design!

KatheD said...

Very pretty, I can't choose a favorite, either!

Melissa Banbury said...

I love the yellow version Penny! Thanks for following my blog...I'm your newest follower :)