Hey Beautiful, Happy Birthday

Hi everybody! Happy Tuesday and I hope, if you’re still in the working world, that your Monday was fantastic! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have a very cool hybrid card sample to share with you this morning that I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Spring 2021 Release! I used the stunning Sketched Florals – Wisteria stamp set to create this unique birthday card! I’ve created a variety of acetate-front cards over the years and always enjoy making them, and this is one that I created a duplicate of for a friend who is going through a hard time.

This card, although I’m thrilled with how it turned out, was very hard to photograph to get the full gist of what it looks like. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and Grafix Craft Plastic. I stamped the image from the Sketched Florals – Wisteria stamp set on the Solar White panel and colored it with alcohol markers and an almost-dried-out fine point Pitt Artist pen. I’ve had this set of fine point Pitts for over five years, I’m sure, and I’m down to four now because they are drying out. Wah-wah. After assembling the card base, I used the CUTplorations ‘beautiful’ Word Die to die cut the sentiment from CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock and adhered it to the acetate. I stamped a partial sentiment (the word Hey) from one of the sentiments in the Magical Enchanted Day stamp set, die cut it with a small oval scalloped die and adhered it just above the ‘beautiful’ die cut. This completed the front. For the ‘inside’, I created a digital sentiment on the computer, trimmed it into a narrow strip, and adhered it across the bottom so it was hidden behind the ‘beautiful’ die cut – which you can’t really see too well in these photos. I couldn’t take a lying-flat shot because the lights in the lightbox made the acetate shine, lol!

I embellished the back of the card with a strip of Prima patterned paper and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, and stamped another sentiment from the Magical Enchanted Day stamp set in dark purple ink. Really loving how this turned out!

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Sketched Florals – Wisteria stamp set
Magical Enchanted Day stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, Prima Meadow Lark 6×6 Collection
Ink: Memento Elderberry ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 434, 436, 439, 441; Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen fine point May Green
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations ‘beautiful’ Word Die, Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die
Accessories: Grafix Craft Plastic, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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