We have had lovely changes in weather lately as well as not-so-lovely thunderstorms with a bit of chill in the air, but that is what spring is all about. I pulled out some long-loved Stampin Up stamps and punches to create this little bird card, and it reminds me so much of springtime.
Stampin Up Bird Card
Have a great weekend and try to get out to experience all the blossoms and renewal in your part of the world.
Core’dinations Paper Birthday Card
This brightly colored birthday card is made with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Maybe you are not familiar with this product so I will explain. This cardstock has a core color that “coredinates” with the surface color. You can choose to keep the core hidden or add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing, or antiquing.
I ran three colors of the cardstock through my Texture Boutique Embossing Machine using the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder. I also embossed a rectangle with the Happy Birthday mini embossing folder. I used a Sand-It sanding block to lightly sand away the top layer of the cardstock to reveal the lighter color core of the paper. After sanding I wiped each piece of cardstock with a Dust Buddy tacky cloth to remove any residual paper dust.
Then I cut them vertically into three equal panels and mixed and matched the panels so each card had one of each color. I learned through trial and error to be careful how I placed the paper in the embossing folder so that the patterns would match up seamlessly. I mounted the panels on piece of blue cardstock and tied three coordinating pieces of Baker’s twine across the card, and I mounted the Happy Birthday sentiment on yellow. The assembled card front was placed on a piece of orange cardstock, and I used three paper flowers to add a little embellishment at the sentiment.
This technique was wonderfully messy with lots of paper dust, but I like getting my fingers dirty while crafting. Somehow, it makes me feel more creative.