Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I'm "Turtle" Sorry

As many birthday cards as I send out, you wouldn't think that I would miss anyone's birthday. Well, I did! I missed the birthdays of 2 ladies in my TOPS group. Their birthdays were the 21st & 22nd and I missed them both! Here is my belated birthday card for them.

I was having fun trying to decide how I wanted to do these turtles so I did one with glitter(bottom) and the other with embossed powder(top). You can decide which you like the best.

Materials needed: (Whoa! That's a lot of materials!)
Summer Smooches patterned paper (#125409) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Old Olive card stock
Wild Wasabi card stock
White card stock
Cricut Expression electronic cutting machine
Walk in My Garden cartridge
Printed Petals stamp set (#120444)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370)
On Your Birthday stamp set (#111664, retired)
Wild Wasabi embossing powder (#123224)
Dazzling Diamonds glitter (#102023)
Heat & Stick powder (#100625)
Heat gun
Versa Mark ink
Strawberry Slush ink
Primrose Petals ink
Flower Brads
Mini Brads (#119738)
Blossom punch (#125603)
Word Window punch (#119857)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
hole punch

1. Cut out the turtle found in the Walk in My Garden cartridge with the Circut machine. Cut the body out of Old Olive card stock and the shell (shift) out of Wild Wasabi card stock.
2. Rub the shell with Versa Mark ink before you adhere it to the turtle body. If you are embossing, sprinkle with embossing powder over a sheet of paper or a tray. Shake off the excess powder and return it to the bottle. Heat with the heat gun. If you are using glitter, sprinkle with Heat & Stick powder. Then heat. Sprinkle with glitter and then heat set the glitter.
3. Adhere the shell on top of the body. Place a brad through the eye hole.  Place Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the turtle. (I did the 2 turtles facing different directions. All you have to do is pay attention to which shell fits on the turtle.)
4. Stamp a flower from the Printed Petals stamp set on white card stock with Strawberry Slush ink. Stamp a small flower from the set with Primrose Petals ink. Use the Blossom punch to punch out the large flower. Hand cut the small flower.
5. Place the smaller flower in the center of the larger flower. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in both flowers at the same time. Add a flower brad through the center of the flower. Adhere this to the patterned paper on one side.
6.  Place the turtle with his nose/face on the flower. Press the dimensionals down.
7. Stamp a greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on white card stock with Primrose Petals ink. Punch it out with the Word Window punch. Using a small amount of adhesive on the back, place the greeting near the top center of the card. Punch holes on each side and add brads.
8. Adhere the card front to the card base. On the inside you can add some extra flowers from the Printed Petals set. I used the strip of flower that is there across the bottom of the inside. Use a greeting stamped with Primrose Petals ink. The one I used was a "belated birthday" greeting.
While this card is great for a late birthday card, it would be a great card for just saying hello to a friend.

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