Today is my girlfriend Nancy’s birthday. I decided to make a vintage Birthday Card for Nancy. I didn’t want any stamped image as the feature. The features on this card are the flowers and folds. See if you don’t agree?
I saw this Center Step Card Technique and I knew I had to use it.
I started with a 5-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and lined the 11″ edge up at the 1″ mark on my paper trimmer. Position your cutting blade at 1″ from the edge and cut down to 6-1/2″. Flip the card and repeat. Make sure you start from the same end of the card stock for both cuts. I messed this up, not once, but twice!!!!
I then scored the card stock, beginning with at the 1″ cut line, I scored the card stock at 1″ across, 2″ to the cut line and 6-1/2″ all across. Flip and score only at 2″ to the cut line. At 5-1/2″ score between the cut lines.
I punched the flowers out of Daffodil Delight, Orchid Opulence (retired) and Rich Razzleberry card stock with the Scalllop Circle Punch and the Trio Flower Punch. All the small flowers were wrinkled and this flower technique was done for the large flower. The large flower was edged with Rich Razzleberry Ink.
For the side panels I cut two 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ of Very Vanilla and randomly stamped the leaf image for the Nature Walk stamp set in
For the bottom panel I cut a 5-1/2″ x 1″ piece of Very Vanilla and with the leaf stamp and Always Artichoke I stamped this piece. I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding and added a pretty bow to the Very Vanilla card sotck.
For the center panel I cut a Scallop Oval out of the Newsprint Designer Series Paper and distressed the edges with Rose Red Ink. For the Happy Birthday greeting I first stamped the rose frame from the Four Frames stamp set and in the center I stamped the birthday greeting in Rich Razzleberry Ink I punched the frame out with the Decorative Label Punch, For the mat I punched two more Decorative Labels out of Always Artichoke card stock. I cut one of these labels in half vertically and the other in half horizontally. I adhered the parts with a border showing all around.
The scallop oval was placed down on to the center panel and on the oval I arranged the flowers as shown. In the center of each flower I placed a Basic Pearl varying the sizes. The Happy Birthday greeting, was adhered at an angle.
Happy, Happy Birthday Nancy!
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As ever, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!