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Wed 22

Budding Gladiola Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  This card colors were inspired by paper in the Glimmering Gladiola paper pad.  The orange, pinks, and red are so pretty togetherI had to recreate it in the Gladiola flower die cuts.



Trim the orange, pink and red Glimmering Gladiola paper to 4 1/3" x 6".  Use the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out to create the frame.  Adhere foam tape to the back side.


Die cut the Budding Gladiola Stem twice and Whimsical Gladiola once from heavy weight card stock.  Ink blend the flowers using Distress Oxide Ink in Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves to create the colors in the paper.  The Steams and leave are Old Paper and Rustic Wilderness.  Adhere the flower and leaves using the image on the envelopes.



Die cut the Exquisite Butterflies from heavy white card stock and ink blend with Distress Oxide Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge.  Use a black permanent nent marker along the outer edges of the butterflies then lightly ink blend with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. 


Trim white card stock to 6" by 9 1/2".  Score at 4 3/4" to create a card base.  Trim the dark red paper from the Blush paper pad to 4 3/4" x 6".  Adhere to the from of the card.  Adhere the frame.  Adhere the leaves and steams to the left side of the card.  Add the butterflies on top of the arrangement.  Adhere a Happy Birthday Foil Greeting Black Tab to the bottom right corner.  Add small drops of Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue to the flowers.







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