Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happiest Birthday

SUO Challenge #74 – Favorite Stampin’ Up! Accessories.  
SCS challenge, WT435 (It's Not Hard to Use) I added six brads as my hardware on this card.

There are so many Stampin' Up! products that I love; it was really hard for me to make a decision as to which accessory was my favorite since it constantly changes. I needed to make a birthday card for a friend of mine and decided to start out with one of my favorite stamp sets, Apothecary Art.  One of the things I love about it is that it includes a birthday greeting and had an accompanying die in the Framelits Labels Collections.

I stamped the image on card stock vellum (another of my favorite accessories) and colored the flowers and leaves on the back of the vellum with Stampin' Write markers. Since I wanted a 'Window' effect over this image, I double-stacked my Stampin' Dimensionals on my panel before layering it over my vellum image to give added height. I stamped the butterflies with VersaMark ink, embossed with white detailed embossing powder, colored the backs of the butterflies with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write marker, then punched them out. I added a half-back pearl to the center of three Boho Blossom punched flowers, then added a flower to the back of each butterfly with a glue dot.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri , Apothecary Art
Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum
DSP: Sycamore Street
Inks:  Black StazOn, VersaMark
Stampin' Write Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi 
White Detailed Embossing Powder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Brads (Brights Collection 3/16")
Embossing Folders: Petals-a-Plenty, Textured Impressions
Dies: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Framelits Labels Collections
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Boho Blossoms
Adhesives: Glue Dots, Snail

Since retirement, my friend and only I keep in touch with each other via birthday and Christmas cards with an added 'catch-up' letter included.  I do hope she likes her card.


Julie Gearinger said...

Love your use of the Apothecary Art set and coordinating framelit as well as your embossing folders and butterfly accents- great job!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges and I am sure that your friend will love this card as well!

Karen Barber said...

What a stunning creation you have made here! A beautiful work of ART!