This is a 5.5" square card. A piece of design paper from the Bo Bunny "Gabrielle Collection" was attached to the front. Open the card out flat, then tape the Cheery Lynn "Italian Flourish" doily die in the center of the design paper, Run it through your die cut machine. Be sure to run it through until all the detail in the doily is cut. Remove the cut doily from the center of the card. I found that the design paper stuck to the white card stock even though they were not glued together so I cut another "white" doily with the same die for the inside. The edges of the cut area were sponged with green ink to give it a finished look. A piece of green card stock was placed on the inside of the card. The doily was attached (have glue on back of it) by closing the front of the card and placing it in the same position through the opening so it fits perfect when the card is closed.
The flowers were created using two Martha Stewart flower punches: the "Cornflower" and the "Cosmo" punches. The ends of the petals were sponged using the same color as the flower to darken just the ends. The flowers were then shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit. The stamens were created using three medium punched suns. They were cut as I have explained in earlier posts and layered to create fullness. The green leaves do not show up very well in the photo because they are the same color as the back ground. I used the Oak Leaf punch then sponged the edges and shaped them also with the tool kit. The flowers were first attached to the doily then the leaves and Martha Stewart branches tucked in to give it fullness.
On the front of the card I attached a sentiment from JustRite. The sentiment is from the "Birthday Sentiments Set" and the frame from the JustRite "Just A Note Set". They were stamped with black VersaFine ink and clear embossed. It was cut out with scissors then attached to a piece of black card stock. I cut around it again leaving a small black border. Two Martha Stewart butterflies and a yellow silk bow were attached to complete the card.
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