Angela here. While February is the month most people associate with Valentine’s Day, for our family it is the month of many birthdays. We have four to celebrate this month including my mother-in-law’s – she would have been 92 this year. This is our first time without her here with us, so somehow it feels right that I post about a birthday card.
This card is quite simple but, I think, very pretty and features one of the two February birth flowers, the violet. (The other is the primrose.) The violet represents faithfulness, loyalty and watchfulness. The Garden Notes Pansy (1089) is the first and smaller of 2 Pansy dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn and it is one she has said could easily be presented as a violet. I think it’s perfect. It is a fun and easy little flower to put together and the colours are so bright and cheerful for this cold and snowy month.
Here’s how the card came together:
1- Using 100lb Soft finish cardstock, cut a piece 6 1/4 X 9 inches. Score at 4 1/2 inches but do not fold yet.
2- Using a scoring board or your paper trimmer, score three lines 1/4 inch apart starting 1/2 inch from the card fold score. The lines will be 4, 4 1/2, and 5 inches long. See photo.
3- Create the card by folding on the center score line. Using black ink, stamp a sentiment toward the bottom of the card. Set aside.
4- Cut Pansy die pieces for 3 flowers. Cut 2 stems per flower as these will be doubled up.
5- Colour flower petals, stems and leaves with Copic markers.
6- Snip leaf from 3 of the stems and glue remaining stem pieces to create doubled thick stems.
7- Shape pieces using Susan’s tools and mats.
8- Glue flowers to the front of the card.
9- Fill centers with yellow Prills and let dry.
And there you have it. A lovely birthday card for your February born friends and family.
Thanks for stopping by,