I have always loved the way blue and green look together. It’s kind of an “earth meets the sky” type of thing, very fresh and happy. I decided to pair Blueberry Bushel and Shaded Spruce with the Buffalo Check Stamp from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. I have to say, it exceeded my expectations.
Don’t you love it? I laid the stamp upside down on my table, then inked with Blueberry Bushel ink. Leaving the stamp upside down on the table, I laid the Whisper White Cardstock on the stamp and rubbed the back, especially in the center, to make sure it was completely covered. I cut my cardstock a little larger than I needed, just in case I needed to trim some edges. And I did have to trim it a bit. I was so focused on getting ink in the center of the image that I neglected the edges, so it’s a good thing I had that extra to trim off.
After I stamped, I used Blueberry Bushel and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Markers with a ruler to draw the skinny lines in the plaid. I love the way this looks, don’t you? This was not an original idea. This “line drawing technique” has been all over the stamping world since the Buffalo Check Stamp came out, but I don’t know who the originator was. Whoever it was, he/she is a genius!
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Cake Soireé Stamp Set, and I stamped it in Blueberry Bushel Classic ink. The sentiment looked a little naked on the 2″ circle, so I added some Granny Apple Green-ery, also from Cake Soireé.
The final touch was layering the sentiment to a 2-1/4″ punched Blueberry Bushel circle, then to a Pearlized Doily. I attached the little Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon bow with a Mini Glue Dot. I adhered the stamped layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer, then to a Blueberry Bushel card base.
This card is for a dear friend who has a birthday this month. I try not to post cards for special events until the recipient gets the card, but I couldn’t wait for this one. (Happy Birthday, Jackie!)
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