Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me.. . . . la, la, la, la. LOL.
If you haven’t guessed, today is my birthday. I’m putting off the celebration though until a better time. My mother is very sick and in the hospital so I will be spending my birthday with her. Anyway, what better person to spend your birthday with than the very one that brought you into the world, your Mother, right?
Before I run off to the hospital this morning, I have a fun tutorial for you. This tutorial shows you how to turn grasses into cattails with punches.
Let’s get started. .. .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Basic Black and More Mustard|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Horizontal Slot punch, 2.5″ circle punch, Photo Corner punch, Brayer, Sponge, Basic Black marker, White Gel Pen, piercing Tools and Gold Brads|
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Brayered Daffodil Delight ink at the top of a 3.75″ x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Added a 2.5″ circle punched from the sticky part of a post it note and used it as a mask for my sun. Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at the bottom of the card stock up to the top.
Brayered Cajun Craze ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.
Removed the sun mask and stamped the Stampin’ Up! Inspired By Nature Grasses using Early Espresso ink.
Using the Stampin’ Up! Horizontal Slot Punch, punched some pieces out of Early Espresso card stock. Note: if you don’t have a Horizontal Slot Punch, use a very small circle punch and cut two sides of each punch to create the same shape.
Colored one half of the punches with a Basic Black marker to create a shadow side.
Glued some of the punches on the grasses, dark side away from the sun.
Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Added highlights to the grasses and catails.
Added Basic Black, More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock panels. Also added Cajun Craze and Basic Black Photo Corner Punches.
Added 3 gold brads to each of the Cajun Craze Photo Corners.
Using Piercing Tools, pierced around the Cajun Craze Panel.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″
May your day be overflowing with Joy and Laughter.
Until my next post. . . . . . .
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