Monday, 14 May 2018

Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are all set for the
 week ahead! Today I fancied doing some fussy cutting and I
think this has to be one of the most fussiest pieces of fussy 
cutting I've ever done! LOL! 
 I found it very relaxing, and I'm sure I could quite happily
 spend an evening just fussy cutting! The flowers are from 
one of the designs from the Share What You Love Designer
 Series Paper (DSP).

Before I adhered the flowers to a Whisper White Stitched Shape
 oval, I stamped the oval with a splattered stamp from The Touches
 of Textures Stamp Set, which I'm really pleased  is being carried
 forward to the next annual catalogue. 

For the splatter I used Rich Razzleberry Ink that I'd stamped off
 three times, and therefore used fourth generation stamping. The
splatter is visible in places and does what I wanted it to do
 i.e. to take the edge off the starkness of the Whisper
 White Cardstock (CS).  
 I dry-embossed the Rich Razzleberry layer behind the the white
 oval using our fabulous Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing 
Folder. This was one of the gifts available during Sale-a-bration
 earlier this year, but I really thrilled that it has been carried
forward to the new Annual Catalogue. 
 I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Confetti 
Celebration Stamp Set, and the butterfly from the Flying Home
 Stamp Set. Unfortunately, both these stamp sets will be
retiring on 31st May 2018.
 I finished the front of the card by adding three pearls around the 
flowers and one each end of the sentiment. The other finishing
 touch was a pretty bow made with the luscious new Velvet Rich 
Razzleberry Ribbon, which was just one of the gifts I received 
when I went to CentreStage at the beginning of April! 
 To decorate the inside of the card, I added a layer of Whisper 
White CS, and adhered a small section of the same image I'd
 fussy cut from the Share What You Love DSP. As I've been 
writing this, I've had another idea how I can use this fussy cut floral
 bouquet - maybe I'll do it in time for tomorrow's blog - time will tell!
 That's it from me today. I hope you have a lovely Monday, and
 until tomorrow, happy crafting!



  1. I just had to smile this morning Jan, as I read your Blog, because you are probably the only other person I know who enjoys, loves or feels the "need" to fussy-cut" from time to time! I so "get that!" And the dividends can be SO rewarding, as this card proves, big time!! Love it! Just beautiful!!! Have a super day too! 😊

    1. Hi, Geraldine. o me, it's like colouring, I find that very relaxing too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. A beautiful card Jan, lots of fussy cutting which I adore doing (it keeps me out of mischief!) LOL :O)

    1. Hi, Lorraine. You and me both! LOL! I find it very relaxing, like colouring. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.