Today is all about texture. I created a classic birthday card with Tasteful Touches stamp set and coordinating dies. Using the classic white, black, and red combination makes this a classic. Add on the wonderful Parisian Flourish embossed background and you have texture extraordinaire.
MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Thick Basic White cardstock:
- Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored/folded at 5-1/2″
- Panel: 3-3/4″ x 5″
- scrap for flower image
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
- Basic Black cardstock: 1/2″ x 5″
- Pattern Party DSP: 1/4″ x 5″
- Thick Basic White cardstock:
- STAMP SET
- Tasteful Touches
- Blossons in Bloom (sentiment)
- DIES & EMBOSSING FOLDERS
- Christmas Trimmings dies
- Parisian Flourish embossins folder
- INKS & MARKERS
- Cherry Cobbler ink pad
- White Craft ink pad
- OTHER SUPPLIES
- Clear Embossing PowderDimensionals
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Matte Black Dots
- Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (retired. Paper Pumpkin?)
- Paper Trimmer, Snips
- Cut & Emboss Machine with Specialty Plate for 3D Embossing folders
- Heat Tool
Pattern Party DSP (available with Stampin’ Rewards $18 ($30 value)
Tasteful Textures stamp set
Create fantastic backgrounds and wonderful focal images with this set.
Emboss the Basic White panel with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. TIP: If you are getting any cracking on the cardstock, try misting the cardstock with the Stampin’ Spritzer before embossing. Damp cardstock stretches better when using 3D embossing folders.
Using the Stamparatus, stamp the flower image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Cherry Cobbler ink. Without removing the cardstock or the stamp, clean off the stamp. Then stamp the image again using Versamark. Heat emboss the flower with clear embossing powder. Then fussy cut. Add Dimensionals to the back of the cut flower.
Die-cut a couple of berry foliage clusters using the Christmas Trimmings dies. I grabbed a scrap of green-colored DSP in my scrap pile.
Trim a 1/4″ strip of buffalo checked DSP from the Pattern Party DSP pack. Layer it with the Basic Black strip.
Layer everything as shown and add some Matte Black Dots.
Add the white embossed on Basic Black cardstock sentiment. I used the Happy Birthday from Blossoms in Bloom but I can see this as sympathy or get well card too.
EXTRA SPECIAL TOUCHES
I have heard that all envelopes are the same. I gasp! Have you touched the velvety envelopes from Stampin’ Up!? They have a smooth luxurious feel. Smooth to write on and you can immediately tell there is something special inside. You spend all the time making your handmade cards so why not use an envelope that completes the package? You can order your Basic White envelopes HERE.
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I hope that you enjoyed this classic birthday card with Tasteful Touches stamp set. Thank you so very much for joining me today. I hope that you have a creative joyful day.