Saturday, March 7, 2015

Elegant Birthday

Hello everyone!  Today's card uses some of the new products from the Occasions mini catalog, including a FREE item that I got by placing a $50 order during Sale-a-bration!  That gorgeous leafy background is made from the Irresistibly Yours specialty DSP, which comes with 2 sheets each of 6 different patterns already embossed on it in white - you just add your own color by sponging or brayering or coloring over it with Blendabilities.  Isn't it beautiful?  It's one of the things you can choose for free when you place a $50 order between now and March 31.

For this card, I used a Perfect Plum card base, along with Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, and the Irresistibly Yours DSP.  The measurements are as follows:

Perfect Plum card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded at 4 1/4
Basic Black mat: 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
White mat: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
Irresistibly Yours panel: 3 3/8 x 4 5/8
White sentiment panel: 1 1/8 x 3 1/2
Black sentiment mat: 1 1/4 x 3 1/2

I sponged the leafy panel with retired Pale Plum ink (you could also use Perfect Plum, just make sure your sponge isn't too inky so that you get a light coat).  I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Perfect Plum, and cut the butterfly out of Basic Black with the Butterfly Thinlits dies.  The butterfly is attached with two glue dots behind the body, and everything else is attached directly to the card with Snail adhesive - lots of layers, but very flat for mailing!

Hope you enjoyed this elegant birthday card - I have a friend that this will be going to later this spring, and I hope she likes it too.  Have a great week!

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