Avant Garden Birthday

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This is the first in a series of cards made with free Sale-a-Bration items. This card was used as my swap card for December

The base is Crumb Cake. Atop that base is a strip (2" x 5") of Designer Series Paper from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack. I cut the new Lace Doilies in half and attached it next to the strip of pretty paper (I used tiny amounts of the Fine Tip Glue pen to the larger pieces of the doily).

For the flower, I stamped the flower onto watercolor paper, using the archival Basic Black ink. Let that dry well. I then colored the flowers with the new Watercolor Pencils and used my Aqua Painter to spread the color out. Once it was all dry, I used some Wink of Stella to add sparkle to the blooms.

Next I cut out the stamped image using the largest oval of the Stitched Shapes Frames. I love the look of the stitching! I cut out the scalloped oval of Delightful Dijon using the Layering Ovals Dies.

Taking some of the 5/8" Delightful Dijon Ribbon, I wrapped it around the bottom half of the oval and tied into a knot. TIP: Have problems tying ribbon without it slipping? Just use a glue dot to hold it in place while you tie it!

Attach to the card with dimensionals

The sentiment was stamped in Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out using the Stylish Stems Framelits. This set of framelits has two sizes that layer and I cut out the larger one in Delightful Dijon. Using dimensionals, add the sentiment to the card.

120953s Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 120953

138338s Delightful Dijon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 138338

101650s Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 101650

101650s Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 101650

122959s Watercolor Paper 122959

140931s Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931

138327s Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad 138327

141709s Watercolor Pencils 141709

145372s Stitched Shapes Dies 145372

141706s Layering Ovals Dies 141706

142750s Stylish Stems Framelits Dies 142750

142793s Lace Doilies 142793

138309s Fine-Tip Glue Pen 138309

129026s Fast Fuse Adhesive 129026

103683s Mini Glue Dots 103683

104430s Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

141642s Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack 141642

141430s Delightful Dijon 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon 141430

143263s Big Shot 143263

130658s Magnetic Platform 130658

143272s Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set 143272