Thursday, 2 April 2020

Center Explosion Card - Featuring Happy Birthday to you & Painted Poppies

Hello everyone,
I'm assuming you all stuck inside because of the Coronavirus Pandemic...
What a very uncertain time for us all...

For those of you who are stuck in isolation and getting a little bored... I've got a challenge for you.
Well it came about because I had to cancel my last class -due to social distancing rules, and all my lovely ladies who attend regularly were then missing out. So instead of two slightly more complex projects that I would normally do, I've chosen one reasonably simple card inspire by Dawn Griffiths, as the challenge project.
This will be a little show & tell... until we meet again.

Video and template further down the page.
Stamp Set: Painted Poppies
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White & dsp 6"x 6" Sapmler
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow
Tools: Painted Labels Dies
Extras: Rich Razzelberry Velvet Ribon 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Lovely Lipstick
Ink: Memento Black & Blushing Bride
Stampin' Blends: Lovely Lipstick, Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake & Blush
Tools: Birthday Dies
Extras: Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots & Crystal Effects

All basic pieces of card stock used.

Card Base 12" x 5 1/2" Melon Mambo & Belly Bend 10" x 3/4" Lovely Lipstick.

Three pieces of Whisper White cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4". One for the front of the card and two for the inside.

DSP-Sampler two pieces cut at 5 1/4" x 2 1/4".

Memento Black ink; is a water based ink ideal for stamping outlines to be coloured in with alcohol markers. Stampin' Blends; are alcohol based markers available in a dark and light of most colours except neutrals. Excellent for blending and layering colour onto whisper White card stock.

The Small Grey Lead pencil insert was an after thought using A4 card stock. The only real difference is the length which is 11 1/2" instead 12" and the middle score is at 5 3/4".

Stamp Set: Painted Poppies
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White & dsp 6"x 6" Sapmler
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow
Tools: Painted Labels Dies 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, So Saffron & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black & So Saffron
Stampin' Blends: So Saffron, Mint Macaron & Flirty Flamingo
Extras: Pearls, Flirty Flamingo Ribbon & Crystal Effects

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday to you
Cardstock: So Saffron Seaside Spray & Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand
Stampin' Blends: So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight &  Soft Sea Foam
Extras: Linen Thread & Crystal Effects