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This month’s theme is…..Embossing!  I decided to pair up both dry embossing and embossing powder…I even thought about Embossing Paste, but I will leave that for another creation.   

Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Watercolor wash a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, and Terracotta Tile Classic Ink with an Aqua Painter.  Allow to dry completely, then add another layer.  Allow to dry completely, then add a few water droplets.  Let the droplets sit for approximately 30 seconds, then remove with a paper towel.  Cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  Tuck inside the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and zip through a die-cutting and embossing machine.  Then, tuck inside the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and zip through again. Adhere to a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock with Snail Adhesive. 

Use a Daisy Punch to create the notches (top and bottom) to hold the Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Triple wrap the Whisper White Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow at the top. Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop a piece of Vellum Cardstock with the 2nd largest Stitched Nested Labels Die. Cut to 3 1/2 wide (at the point).  Rub with an Embossing Buddy, then stamp the sentiment (Itty Bitty Greetings) in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. 

Use Paper Snips to snip the images from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Adhere one to the Vellum Nested Label and the other direct to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the Vellum to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals that are hidden behind the bird image. 

Add 6 Coastal Cabana Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as shown. 

Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

My first thought on this card was to only emboss the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder…but I decided that didn’t give the Watercolor Paper quite the texture that I was looking for, so I decided to zip it through again using the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I love the look of them both together!  So happy I stumbled across it. 

Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! Card created by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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6 Comments

  1. Hilda Burton

    Love your beautiful card, Stesha. It’s very clever using the daisy punch to hold the twine. Great fussy cutting. Enjoy your day!

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    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you so much, Hilda!

      Reply
  2. Stephanie Atterbury

    Beautiful! Love the wash of color behind the birds on the Embossing folder!

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    • Stesha Bloodhart

      Thank you, Stephanie!

      Reply
  3. Eileen

    This is without a doubt the prettiest and most beautiful Bird Ballad card I have seen so far! Needless to say I’ve seen a ton.

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  4. KT

    This is a stunning show-stopping card by one talented paper craft engineer! Thanks for making me do a happy dance tonight!

    Reply

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