The layout for the card was cased from this Flower Power card and uses my favourite dies of the moment which are the Marianne stitching flowers, frames and leaves ones.
These flower embellishments use a mixture of Marianne dies layered up together with Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in their centres. The little flowers were punched using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres. I enjoy putting these flower embellishments together and deciding what colours to use on each layer.
The patterned papers used on this card are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue and The Blue Pansy download from Fred She Said. Pale blue and lemon cardstock were used along with these papers. Just for U was stamped and embossed on to the gingham paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous. It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the other patterned papers. Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and then paper pieced on to the image on the gingham paper. After that the whole thing was embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder. This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture. A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.
A stitched border was also added to the other two panels on the card and along with the flowers, ribbon , a bow and brads were the extra embellishments.
Unfortunately I didn't realise that it was a special birthday for Lorraine or I might have added a number to the card. She and her husband set off on holiday the day after her birthday and returned the day we were having our last meet so we haven't heard about her celebrations yet. News to catch up on during our next meet.
Hope you all have a good weekend and thanks for reading.
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