Hi, Stampers. Happy Monday! Let’s start this week off with a happy spring card and hope the snow is done for a while! This is a faux center step card. It’s a center step card, but an easier version. After all, I do promise to take the stress out of stamping!
This card starts with a Soft Succulent piece of CS – 4-1/4″ x 9″ scored on the 9″ at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, and 5-3/4″ (this is the bottom part of the card). Next, is another piece of Soft Succulent CS – 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 5-1/2″ (this is the tall / center part of the card).
The beautiful Pansy Petals DSP is attached first and then the two CS pieces are glued together. (I’m going to miss this DSP). On the bottom piece, I adhered two pieces of Pansy Petals DSP – 1″ x 4″ & 3″ x 4″. Another piece of Pansy Petals DSP (2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″) is added to the second part of the card base. Using liquid glue or stampin’ seal, I adhered the 2-1/2″ edge to the center of the bottom piece. Next, I flattened the card and adhered the short side of the center to the back of the card base.
Using the Hello Ladybug stamp set and Fresh Freesia ink, I stamped onto a 3″ x 4″ piece of Basic White CS. This is then adhered to the back of the card, covering the seam.
To create the bees, I used the Ladybug punch to punch out 3 ladybugs from Basic Black CS. Adhesive Sheet was added to the back of Daffodil Delight CS and then it was cut into 1/4″ strips, I placed these on the ladybug body and tore off the edge. After I had all three strips on, I turned it over and trimmed off the excess from the back side. The wings were punched out of Vellum and added with Stampin’ Seal. A white gel pen added the accent to the head and a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker was used to create the dots behind the bee, creating the feel of movement. Finally the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a scrap of Basic Black CS and cut down with paper snips before added to the card front.
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