Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. The theme is friendship. I decided to make a birthday card for one of my neighbors. She is turning 90!  I used the new Stampin’ Up! placement tool, the Stampartus and a technique using the Stamparatus to make a wreath. I’ve even made a video for you!

Happy birthday gorgeous, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop. I know there will be lots of wonderful cards and projects.

Design Notes for Stamparatus Wreath Card:

The video will show you how I made the wreath part. Working with the Stamparatus is a joy! I hope you can overlook my little error. Had I not been filming, I would have stopped and started over!

I wanted some texture in the background and what is better for texture than an embossing folder. I used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. The most fun was adding some embellishments from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. The other thing I did to add some texture and interest is that I sponged the two top layers with some Petal Pink ink. Such an easy technique and one that adds so much.

Happy birthday gorgeous, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for Stamparatus Wreath Card:

 

Hope you are having a great day. Be sure to check out all of the other projects on the hop. I know it will be worthwhile.

Dianne