Birthday in Blue
I’ve had the Stampin’ Up! Bunch of Blossoms bundle for awhile, but I’ve just been staring at it. It seemed like a lot of work, and I kept asking myself, “What were you thinking?” And then I saw a video by Dena Plummer Redow. Oh, My. Goodness!
You know all those builder punches that cause you to lose a lot of card stock? Well – here’s Dena’s tip. Punch in the center of a piece of cardstock (bigger than your punch) to make a template. Then stamp inside the punched out pieces. When you’re ready to punch – everything is in the perfect position – especially if you are using photopolymer stamps. Brilliant, right?
I took her idea and used the Jar of Love and Bunch of Blossoms sets to create this card.
I stamped the flowers in Soft Sky and Marina Mist (stamped off one time). The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. It was so simple and didn’t take that much time. I stamped each flower three times so it would be a full blossom.
I decided to use the “Happy Birthday” greeting from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set with the Duet Banner punch, because I liked the font (and because it was sitting on my table right beside me). The Thoughtful Banners set has great sentiments you can mix and match, though. And, of course, if you bundle the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Duet Banner Punch, the Bunch of Blossoms set with the Blossom Builder punch, and the Jar of Love set with Everyday Jars Framelits as bundles, you’ll save 10% on each bundle.
Back to my card…I added rhinestone jewels to the centers of the smallest flowers, because I thought it needed a little bling. And the Soft Sky layer is embossed using the Lovely Lace Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.
Finally, the bow on the jar is made from Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon. Sadly, it’s retired, but I still have some, so I had to use it. There are current ribbons you could use, though, including the Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine, the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, or the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim. Of course, if you wanted it more rustic, you could use Linen Thread or 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. So you have lots of choices!
Hope you’re having a lovely week! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.