Awash with Flowers Birthday Card

Awash With Flowers square card 
This lovely square-shaped card features two-step stamping, the faux suede technique, and using your own handwriting on a card!

Two-step stamping simply refers to a stamp set where there is usually a background image, then you stamp over it with a secondary image.  The set Awash with Flowers (W117062)(C120549) fits this category.  However, in this card, two-step stamping refers to stamping the flowers and then the stems for 2 steps!

To make the Old Olive square behind my stamped piece look like suede, I took a piece of card stock and crumpled it up, over and over, until it became very soft.  Then I carefully pulled the card stock apart until I had two pieces.  The inside looks a bit like suede when you do this.  It's a nice and simple technique!

Finally, I know it's unusual to write your sentiment on your card, but why? It's great if you don't have quite the right sentiment or if you simply want a more personalized card.  Afterall, if we aren't afraid to journal in our scrapbooks, we should be just fine writing on our cards!

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Happy Crafting!

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