Today’s birthday card has a see-through front made with the Detailed Floral Dies.
Sometimes a fabulous tool can get lost in the crowd. The new Stampin’ Up seasonal catalogs cause such excitement, that items from from annual catalog can get pushed to the back. Well, not today! I’m re-visiting the wonderful, Detailed Floral dies.
I began by cutting the regular A2 card from Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, I placed both dies on the front, with an even margin, and ran it through the Big Shot.
TIP: Roll it through several times to make sure all of the intricate pieces are cut.
Soft Sea Foam cardstock is the color I chose for the inside, which is peeking through the pattern made by the dies.
The sentiment, “Especially for you,” is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set. “Happy Birthday,” from the same set, fit perfectly on the inside space, hiding it from the front. Both were stamped in Old Olive ink, which I wanted a bit darker than Soft Sea Foam.
The last detail was the butterfly, which I stamped in VersaMark on Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, I sprinkled it with Clear embossing powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. I colored the butterfly with a Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend, cut it with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and placed it on a Dimensional.
Seize the Birthday is a popular card challenge, and I’ll be adding my card to their gallery, as “anything goes.”
I hope I inspired you to revive some of your annual catalog favorites. Have a great day!