I started with a card base of Soft Sky cardstock measuring 8-1/2 X 8, and when folded measures 8-1/2 X 4. The next panel up is made up of Always Artichoke cardstock (2-1/4 X 8-1/8) and Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper (2-1/8 X 8). The layers were attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive, and was then attached to the card base using the same form of adhesive. The flower image from the set "Together Forever" was stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock three seperate times. The three small and large flowers were cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then attached to each other using Dimensionals. Bashful Blue Brads were added to the center of each of the three flowers, then the completed flowers were added to a 3/4" circle of Always Artichoke cardstock (the 3/4" Circle Punch was used to make the artichoke circle pieces). The flower medallions were attached to the designer paper panel with Mini Glue Dots.
The focal panel is made up of the following cardstocks and measurements: Always Artichoke (2-3/8 X 6-7/8), Chocolate Chip (2-1/8 X 6-5/8), Soft Sky (2 X 1-7/8....three of these), and Very Vanilla (1-7/8 X 1-3/4....three of these, too). All of the images are from the set "Together Forever". The same flower image used to make the flower medallions was stamped onto two of the vanilla pieces in River Rock Classic Ink, then the "&" was stamped using the same color. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet to offset the "&" over the first one, then stamped it again in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink to create a bit of a shadow. The "Mr." and "Mrs." were also stamped in chocolate over the flower image on the other two vanilla pieces. A Mat Pack and Paper Piercer were used to pierce a line under each of them. The edges of each image panel were sponged in chocolate ink with a Sponge Dauber. Each layer of the focal panel is attached to the other using SNAIL Adhesive. River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon was tied in a knot around the bottom of the panel. The sentiment "together" from the set "Everyday Flexible Phrases" was stamped in chocolate ink onto vanilla cardstock. It was then sponged on chocolate ink, and mounted onto sky and chocolate cardstock. The sentiment panel was attached to the focal panel using a Mini Glue Dot under the ribbon. Then the full panel is attached to the card base using Dimensionals.
That's it for today! I hope to see you all tomorrow with a completed Birthday Calendar to show off! Until then.......Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: Together Forever, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Accessories: brads, adhesive, glue dots, 3/4" circle punch, scissors, dimensionals, sponge dauber, mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, paper cutter, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet