Joyeux Anniversaire by Gloria Stengel

Hello everyone! It is Gloria with you today. I have created a French country anniversary card with a few fun stamping techniques to share.

1. Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch top-fold card from black cardstock.
2. Emboss kraft cardstock with the Large Hepburn embossing folder from the Elegance Collection.
3. Ink a script stamp with black dye ink and stamp onto the embossed paper. Press very lightly to ensure that you are only stamping on the raise part of the paper. 
4. Continue stamping with the script stamp until you have covered all embossed areas .Trim the  embossed cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the front of the card.

5. Trim black cardstock to 2 x 4 1/4 inches. Trim printed paper to 1 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches and attach to the black cardstock strip. Wrap brown twin around the center of the panel and attach the panel to the card front with foam mounting tape, approximately 1 1/4 inches from the top of the card.
6. Using the small Ivy Doily Die (Fantasia Collection), cut and emboss two doilies from printed paper. You may need to use the Piercing Tool to remove some of the tiny bits from the die cut shape. Trim the doilies in half and tuck the three partial doilies under the panel from step 5. 
7. Using the Key to My Heart die from the Endless Dreams Collection, cut two keys from cream cardstock. Rub one key with Burnt Copper pigment ink and the other with Verdigris. Allow to dry.
8. Using a script stamp and black dye ink, stamp both keys with the script image. Tie the keys to the right side of the card with twine.
9. Using the Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, cut a scalloped rectangle from black cardstock.
10. Line the Rectangle Nesting Die template over the printed sunflower image and tape down. Cut and adhere the image to the scalloped rectangle mat.
11. Using Foam Mounting Tape, attach the image to the left edge of the card, overlapping the twine.

12. Decorate the inside of the card with a strip of printed paper and a postage image stamp. Stamp an French anniversary greeting in the center of the panel with black dye ink.

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Couture Creations Supplies Used:
Rectangle Nesting Dies
Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
Ivy Doily Die
Key to My Heart Die
Large Hepburn Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Tools Used:
Foam Mounting Tape Craft Mat

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