Botanical Blooms Birthday Card with Fun Front Edge

When I saw the Botanical Builders thinlits, I knew that while the flower dies were cute, the edgelits were awesome!  That is the vine looking die that is long and skinny, because what it does is make cool edges for your cards!  Just like this card here:

Now, I can’t take credit for this card design.  See, I can also admit that while some dies and stamps inspire me with lots of my own ideas (Like the Sunburst die, which is why I put together that Online Class!) but these Botanical Builders dies are harder for me. I love pretty much everything I see with them, but I needed a kick in the pants to get my mojo going.  So I turned to a crafter’s best friend – Google Image Search and Pinterest!  I looked up cards to CASE to get started and just loved this one.

I had to guess a bit at how it went together, but I think it came out fine.  In mine, I used the vine edgelit to cut off the bottom of the card front and then adhered the patterned paper to the inside of the card base (so that when you flip open the card, the paper stays put.  It just gives cool shadows and dimension I thought.  Or I could just be overthinking and I’ll go with it is just easier to have a big, solid, flat place to glue the paper that I don’t have to worry it can get pulled off. Smile

Of course we had to get the flower in there and so we stamped with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and added the die cut flower.  I even added some of the Gold Wink of Stella to the middle of the flower because, well, you know, everything is better with sparkle!

The thing that takes the most amount of time on this card is the flower, but otherwise it all comes together super quick.  So, mix and match the edgelit with other designs and punches and you could have a card together in no time flat!

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