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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flourish Thinlits Birthday Card


Inspiration:  This card was the result of having a scrap flower from a previous crafting "episode" (couldn't come up with a card using it).  I guess sometimes it's good to walk away and try again later.

Tips:
  • Glue a 3/4" circle behind the flower to give it a little more "weight."  I got the idea from watching a video by fellow demo Cindy of CLB Craft Creations.
  • The leaves can be a little tricky to glue to the flower.  
    • For two of the leaves, place a tiny bit of multipurpose glue on the top side of the stem and then lay the flower down on top of the stem.  It helps to have a silicone craft sheet underneath to catch any stray glue.
    • Place some multipurpose glue on the back of the circle and on the back of the leaves at the bottom of the stems and another drop a little farther up the stem. Adhere to the card stock.
    • For the droopy leaf, cut off the stem and add a tiny drop of glue to the back of the leaf at the base.  Adhere it to the card stock.
  • The flower piece is popped up with dimensionals, and is adhered to a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.
  • Use grid paper to make sure the border pieces are straight.  Use a little post-it tape to hold your card stock in place since it needs to remain lined up with the gridlines in order to keep the die cut placement straight.  Use tiny drops of multipurpose glue down the center of each piece to adhere to the card stock.
Stamps:
Endless Birthday Wishes

Paper:
Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
     6x2 for (2) Border Pieces
     2-1/2x2-1/2 Flower
     Scrap for Circle
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
     5-1/8x3-7/8 Large Layer
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock
     Scraps for Leaves
Whisper White Card Stock
     5x3-3/4 Large Layer
Thick Whisper White Card Stock
     2-1/4x3-1/4 Main Image

Ink:
Tip Top Taupe Stamp Pad

Accessories:
Flourish Thinlits
Lots of Labels Framelits
3/4" Circle Punch
Pearls
Multipurpose Glue
Silicone Craft Sheet
Stampin' Dimensionals
Precision Base Plate & Big Shot Brush*

*These really are worth purchasing to use with our intricate thinlit dies.  I had no trouble cutting the pieces for this card or removing the tiny pieces.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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