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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial | Thanks For Being You Card by Andrea Walford

Hey there sweet friends!  I have another Stampin’ Up! card to share with you.

When I first started making today’s card I had no idea that I would love it as much as I do!

I know, that sounds kinda funny doesn’t it?

But I believe that we should love our art.

It SHOULD make us happy.

We were created to create, and I firmly believe that our creations should make our heart sing.

That’s why even though my whole online business is based around creating, I recently decided that I’m not going to create because I HAVE to.

I’ve also decided that I’m only going to create with products that I love (or at least really like).

I’m done with buying things just because they might be trendy and everyone else is buying them and using them.

If I love something, I’ll buy it.  If I don’t I won’t.

Why? Because otherwise, it’s not authentic to me – to who I am and what I love.

I spent way too many years when I was running Paper Crafter’s Library creating with products just because they were sent to me (even if I did not like them), or creating with products just because everyone else was.

Honestly? It took the joy out of creating for me.

So no more!  I’m putting my foot down 🙂

Anyways, on to today’s card.

I decided that I wanted to incorporate watercoloring (of course) and that I wanted that striking contrast of black against color.

Although I could have kept the black die cut flower against a watercolored grass/sky background for a silhouette-type effect, I decided that I wanted more color on my card than that – because color makes me happy.

Now the flower is a scribbly outline, so to give it color I decided to use an Inlaid die cutting technique which you’ll see in the video.  For leaves I decided to use them as an overlay as I just didn’t have the patience to inlay the inner area.

The leaves actually come from a totally different set of dies – the May Flowers Framelits, but I thought that they went so perfectly with this set that I decided to use them.

Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial | Thanks for Being You Card

You can watch the video tutorial below. If you don’t see the video player when this post first loads, then please refresh your screen.

Download a PDF Handout For the Happiest Birthday Card Below

Do you prefer to have some printed instructions by your side while you create? Click the button below to download the PDF handout for this project. The PDF includes a full supply list, dimensions of all CS & paper pieces used, as well as step-by-step instructions.