Let’s Celebrate! There are so many things to celebrate in life! Birthdays are one of my favorite things. Lately, I have been combining all my hobbies into one project. (see last week’s post: Morning has Broken Petunia Canvas Project) This new project combines two hobbies–paper crafting and pottery. In a future post, I will show how I use paper crafting stamps and fusing glass together. In this birthday card, a hand-stamped, handmade ceramic piece was added to layers of die cuts makes for a uniquely rustic and beautiful card!
Supplies and directions below!
Products Used: HFC Classic Petunia Stamp and Die sets, HFC Petunia Paper Pad, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Stamp Mat Pad, 6”x6” white card base, dark brown cardstock, candlelight cardstock, white cardstock, vellum, 140# watercolor paper, Staz-on Timber brown, Distress ink: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, faux pearls, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders Victorian Medallion 2, water brush, hot glue gun, “Let’s Celebrate” sign (see special note at the end of directions)
Instructions: Cut a 6”x 6” white card base, cut brown cardstock 5.75” x 5.75”, cut a paper pad paper 5.5” x 5.5”, cut one Victorian Medallion 2 out of the vellum- cut in half. Cut a Fleur de Elegance from candlelight paper and cut 3 more times from white cardstock and layer and adhere them together to make a stiff background piece. Cut the middle die from the Fleur set from watercolor paper 2 times- stamp one with the “It’s your Birthday” stamp in Staz-on Timber Brown ink. Stamp the petunia bouquet 3 times on watercolor paper with Staz-on Timber Brown. Color with Distress Ink colors, let dry, die cut and layer the 3 pieces with dimensional foam adhesive. Stamp the petunia corner stamp 4 times on watercolor paper with timber brown, color with distress inks and die cut. Stamp the petunia vine 1 time on watercolor paper with timber brown and color with distress inks, and die cut. Layer all your pieces starting with the brown, pink, medallion (cut in half so it sticks out from the sides of the frame) put the corner petunia pieces in, the middle piece, the side vine, the large bouquet. Adhere the piece to the card base. Assemble the inside of the card: Cut 1 piece of petunia paper pad 5.5” x 5.5”, put two corner petunia vines in opposite corners. Put the Fleur middle piece that was stamped with “It’s your Birthday” in the middle. Decorate front and inside with faux pearls. Give to a friend!
Special Note: The “Let’s Celebrate” sign was made with the HFC stamp and stoneware clay. I rolled out a piece of clay, stamped it, cut it out to look like a rustic woodland sign and gave it some wood texture with a carving tool. It was dried flat for a week, then bisque fired, then stained with iron oxide and fired to cone 5 in a kiln. If you don’t have access to pottery kiln, you can use polymer clay or layer 3 pieces of chipboard. There are always creative ways to achieve a similar look!