My oldest cousin will be having a birthday in July, and I wanted to make her a birthday card, which meant I had to get busy because of my looming motorhome vacation. I was pretty sure we might still be traveling when her card needed to be mailed, so I needed to complete it and take it with me. I decided to case a design from another little card I made at one of Liz Thayer's card classes and add a few modifications to see how it turned out. I added a third flower to its original design and a few more leaves. I also changed the sentiment to a birthday theme and stamped it on a separate pieced of white cardstock instead of directly onto the card front. I tweaked its location and popped up with two decorative punched layers peeking out behind. I tried a little punch creativity by using the Blossom flower punch to punch out the bottom green layer of the sentiment.
I then went to work creating a decorative design for the inside to coordinate with the front. I decided the little Boho punch flowers and rhinestones that I used on the front Flower Shop flower centers would be a nice touch on each of the verse corners and, maybe, I'd throw in a few tiny leaves under each flower and it would be just right. I was pleased with the additions I made to the original card design, my birthday verse, and the coordinating inside design. I think my cousin will enjoy her birthday card.
Recipe: Stampin' Up cardstocks: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green. SU stamps: Flower Shop. SU Ink: Primrose Petals. SU Modern Mosac EF. SU Adorning Accents Edgelit. SU punches: Bird Builder (leaves); Boho Blossoms; Modern Labels; Pansy; Blossom punch (modified for green sentiment back). SU rhinestones. Computer-made sentiment/ verse (Xiorama font). (Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4").