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Flowering Blooms Happy Birthday Card

The Flowering Blooms stamp set is in the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog on page 70.  It's a lovely set.  I found myself in need of birthday cards.  I wanted to make something that would use the new Blending Brushes.  Here's what I designed.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Project by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Basic White Thick Card Stock 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold the card as usual and then fold back at the second score line.  Adhere the space between the score lines to the inside of the card.

Decorate this space on the front of the card with patterned paper.  I used the Fine Art Gallery Designer Series Paper.  It measures 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Tie some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the paper and tie into a knot.

Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Flick some ink over the card front using a Terracotta Tile Stampin' Write Marker and rub it hard against the lid.  After drying for a few minutes, run over the surface with an Embossing Buddy or an old dryer sheet.  Set the flower stamp up on the Stamparatus.  You might want to stamp it more than one time and want to get it exactly in the same place.  It will be stamped in the lower right corner.  Stamp the flower with Versamark.  Make sure it was stamped well.  The next step is to use Clear Emboss Powder over the image and then heat with your Heat Tool.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

And now it is time for the Blending Brushes.  These are sold in the Jan-June Mini and come in packs of three.  Oh, my, they are wonderful.  It's so much easier to get smooth color!  Start a little off the paper and work your way on adding a little color at a time.  Build it up.  When you have it the way you like, rub over the embossing with a paper towel to remove the color from it.  Now the image really pops!

Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Attach to a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock that is 3 7/8 x 3 7/8.  Add to the front of the card.

The saying is from the Art Gallery stamp set.  Stamp in Terracotta Tile ink.  Cut out with the Floral Gallery dies.  This stamp set and the dies make up the Art Gallery bundle.  Add the saying with dimensionals.

Color some of the clear gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems with the Dark Calypso Coral.  Color several times to get them very dark.  Add to the white layer.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is stamped in Terracotta Tile and is from the In Blooms stamp set.  Stamp a different flower from the Flowering Blooms stamp set down in the right corner.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Emboss by Jo Anne Hewins

So I have 5 of these going into the mail this week.  It's a busy birthday week.  I hope they like them.

I love making cards.  It just makes me happy.  Let me know if I can enable your happiness.  If you need supplies, I can definitely help you.  Read about my free class offer below with purchase of $50 or more.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  Shipping will be $2.  Class is ready to put in the mail asap.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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