April is another busy birthday month for me, starting off with my dear mom's birthday on the 4th. She was 91 this year........... it's amazing considering all she's been through! Then my girlfriend's birthdays start and there are several, plus a graduation from business college.
In preparation for this month long celebration of "girlie" life events I ordered the All Dressed Up Bundle, Dress Form Pop n' Cuts and the Card Base Pop n' Cuts Big Die Cuts from the Spring Catalogue.
I knew these exciting new products were going to come in handy for making birthday and celebration cards for my girlfriends and family members, but I didn't know just how much I would fall in love with them. It's like being twelve again and playing with my Katie Keen cutouts!.
So naturally, I'm really excited to showcase my first "All Dressed Up" card for you. I know you're going to like it too (at least I'm hoping you'll tell me whether you like it or not)!
This picture is of the card front. I cut the card base with the Pop n' Cuts Card Base Die using a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock. This card base is very unique to Stampin' Up! as there are two slits at one end and the card base to close the card and a scrolled end which adds a little extra pizzazz to the card. I layered up the stamped image on Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals and Whisper White card stocks. The stamp image is a from a retired SU stamp set called Roses in Winter. Although this image is no longer available, you could create a similar card using a more current version of this fabulous 2-step stamp set called Stippled Blossoms (Item #126745/126747 on page 78 of the IB&C).
|The images were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Primrose Petals inks and then I used a Color Spritzer Tool to create a spattered look with markers. Three Basic Pearls complete the picture.|
Now there should be a drum roll here as I open the card because this is the show stopper. At least I think so!!!!!
|Just look at this dress and sweater set, isn't it simply the cutest? Very vintage and cool looking.|
And, what entryway wouldn't be complete without a mirror? Easy enough to add simply by cutting a small oval piece of Silver Glimmer Paper for the mirror and adding a frame in Basic Gray. Both ovals were cut out with the new Ovals Collection Framelit Dies, another great accessory from the Spring Catalogue.
Now I'm off to create some more birthday cards..............stay tuned.
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