I have been in my happy place today, my studio. I had to say, “The dishes and laundry can wait,” but then it is just me and my husband. I don’t think that we will suffer, but I knew that if I couldn’t get in my happy place, my husband would. LOL
I have for you today a birthday art card created with some of my favorite stamps and dies. The first thing that I needed to do was some Copic coloring. I stamped the dahlias and leaves from Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) Dahlia Burst stamp set with Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink on Copic X-press Blender Stock. I heat set the ink before coloring with Copics, no smearing whatsoever. I was amazed!
Dahlias: R81, 83, 85, 89, and
RV91, 93, 95, 99;
Leaves: G20, 82, YG67.
I cut my base card from FSJ Rock Candy cardstock at 5½” x 11” and folded that in half to have a finished 5½” square card. My designer paper is FSJ's new 12”x12” Vintage Paris which was trimmed to 5” square and layered with FSJ Sweet Berry and Rock Candy cardstock. Before completing the layering I distressed the edges of the designer paper and the Sweet Berry cardstock and brushed with Rock Candy ink. My middle panel was created the same way, but the finished size is 2 3/8” x 5 3/8”. I distressed the edges of the designer paper and cardstock and brushed with the FSJ Rock Candy True Color Fusion ink. My border on this accent piece is Spellbinder’s Mary Border Strip, cut in half, and mounted on the back of the accent piece.
The elements that really make the card are the FSJ Dahlia and the background Dahlia die cut. The Dahlia Burst Die Set includes dies for all three Dahlia stamps and the leaves. I cut the largest Dahlia die, along with the leaves die, with more FSJ Rock Candy cardstock. I am using the FSJ Rock Candy cardstock for the dies to help the Dahlia pop. I hope that you can see that I fussy cut the three Dahlia stamps and then layered with FSJ Foam Squares for more of a dimensional effect.
The last two elements are my sentiment and the silver pearls. The “Birthday Wishes” sentiment is from the FSJ Elegant Flowers stamp set, which has a die set complimenting the stamps. I stamped the sentiment with FSJ Rock Candy ink on FSJ Whipped Cream cardstock. Trimmed the sentiment into an oval and mounted that onto the smallest die from Spellbinder’s Fleur de Elegance Nestabilities die set, cut from more Rock Candy cardstock. The silver pearls are from FabScraps Pearl & Rhinestones set in silver. I purchased these from StampingScrapping and received an unbelievable “moving” discount. Cindy has only three left, so you better hurry. She has some great prices on Spellbinder’s dies also.
Well, I guess by now, you have figured out that I am in direct sales with Fun Stampers Journey. Fun Stampers Journey is a very young company and the only way to go is up. I would love to have you on my team and become one of the leading FSJ’s Coaches. As with all new things there are still some glitches in our new website, but have patience, all will be well very soon. You can always place an order within my FSJ site, click here. Before you decide to buy our amazing products you can browse our current 2015-2015 Inspiration and Catalog here and our new mini Holiday Catalog here. If you are planning to order and you see that your order will be over $150 and before you check out, please contact me. I can set you up with a party, where you are a hostess, and you can reap all the hostess benefits. You would not want to miss out on those goodies!
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group, AJ’s Stampers Journey. I will be sharing my FSJ projects and I hope that soon you will also. Joining this group does mean that I will be sending you a catalog. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks for stopping by!