Friday, May 27, 2022

Happiness Abounds Birthday - Hand Stamped Sentiments

 This card was made for the sketch challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments #389

The card base of Night of Navy is layered with Basic White cardstock embossed with the Animal Prints embossing folder. The images of the impressions remind me of little flowers rather than animal prints so perfect for this flower themed card.

The art piece is a Basic White banner which is die cut in the middle with one of the dies from the Blooming Happiness dies. I did not know initially what this die was for or what it did, until I did an experimental cut. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the die did not cut an outline image, but a pattern with tiny pop up features. I placed a piece of Night of Navy card stock behind it to bring out the elements of the die cut. 
It reminded me of a trellis, so the two die cut flowers ( die cut from the Hues of Happiness DSP ) were snuggled on it.  The flowers already have their leaves. Attached to them so I did not have to add those.
The banner and Night of Navy card stock were added to the card front using dimensionals.

The birthday sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Night of Navy card stock notched at both ends.  It was added using dimensionals below the flowers.
The card needed a pop of glitter, so I added 3 glossy dots and a bow made with the 1/8” sweet sorbet metallic ribbon.

I die cut the same image on the envelope flap and placed a piece on Night of Navy behind it to bring out the pattern.

Another piece of Basic White cardstock was added to the inside. An extra die cut flower with leaf was added to the inside.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Happiness Abounds

Inks:  Versa Mark

Papers:  Starry Night, Basic White, Hues of Happiness DSP

Accessories:  Blossoming Happiness Dies, 1/8" Sweet Sorbet metallic ribbon, White embossing powder, Glossy dots, dimensionals, Animal prints embossing folder


Heather said...

So lovely, Maria - gorgeous flowers, and I'm so happy to see some glossy dots! Yay! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Fiona said...

Very pretty I love the rich colours of the flowers against the Navy. Thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

Stampin by Genny said...

Beautiful card! Love all the textures and the die cut background. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.