Monday, January 17, 2022


Today's card is a square format card.  This is not a format that I use often, but it was fun to try something different.

I love this color combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White.  It looks so crisp and clean.  

I started with a 10-1/2" x 5-1/4" Thick Basic White card base scored at 5-1/4" and adhered Gray Granite Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals DSP collection to the front of the card base.

To make the circular layer I adhered the Gray Granite to the Night of Navy mat and then die cut the circle with the Layering Circle Dies.  After it was die-cut, I ran it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing folder.

Next, I laid the Navy/Gray panel assembly in position on the Basic White Mat and very lightly marked the circle with a pencil.  This allowed me to remove the Navy/Gray panel assembly and use that pencil mark to determine where I wanted to stamp the Night of Navy and Granite Gray images around the circle.  Once the stamping was complete, I erased any pencil lines that might show.  I added a couple of Night of Navy sprigs cut with one of the Eden Dies and then laid the layer with the circle over the stamping and adhered with dimensionals.

The bouquet on the lower right was made by stamping the large flower and some leaves with Night of Navy on Basic White cardstock and then fussy cutting.  Yes, unfortunately, there are not coordinating dies for the large flower and leaves.  The white stems in the bouquet were cut with a die from Eden Dies.  To provide some dimension to the bouquet, the stems and flowers were adhered to the card front some with dimensionals and some directly to the card front.

I added a sentiment heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Night of Navy on the left.  The Navy Pearls were created by coloring our Basic White Pearls with a Night of Navy Stampin' Blends Marker.  This is a great technique to remember and keep in your tool box!  You can turn White Pearls and also the Clear Basic Rhinestones into whatever color you want simply by using your Stampin' Blends or a Sharpie to color them.

I decided to keep the inside simple, so just repeated the Night of Navy and Gray Granite color scheme in the mats.  I love this birthday greeting from Lighthearted Lines.  I may have to make a few more cards with this sentiment as I have sever people that I think I could send it to -- including myself!  

How much time do you spend looking for your scissors that you just had in your hand a minute ago?  Some days I feel like I spend more time looking for something I just had than I do actually creating!

If you would like to a FREE TUTORIAL for this card with all the cutting dimensions and assembly details, you can download one using this link.   Nearly all cards I share have tutorials available.  To easily search them click on the 2021 or 2022 Tutorial Tabs.

A list of Products used to create this card is shown below.

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