I’m pretty excited to share today’s card. This is one of those cards that came out exactly as I envisioned it and believe me that doesn’t happen too often. I created this card for a dear friend’s birthday who is also a stamping friend. So I wanted to use some products that she may not have been familiar with.
It’s all in the details…
- The card base is SU Very Vanilla thick card stock cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
- The next two layers are each cut an additional 1/8″ smaller. I used Poppy Parade card stock and a floral pattern from DCWV.
- Next I created frame using the Mini Scalloped Rectangles die from My Favorite Things.
- Before adhering this to the card front, I added a piece of acetate window sheet to create a clear window. Then used a thin piece of dimensional tape to affix it. This gave it just a slight lift off the card. It was the same idea as a shaker card but there’s nothing to shake!
- The window sheet also allows you to see more of the floral pattern and gives off a pretty reflection.
- Lastly, I added the sentiment which is a die cut from Papertrey Ink called Say It Simply: Wishing You a Lovely Birthday. I purchased a few more of these sentiment dies as I think they make such a pretty statement on a card.
- Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for some different inside sentiments. I found the perfect one in a stamp set called Beautiful Inside by Altenew . This set has some really great sentiments for different occasions that convey more meaningful thoughts.
- The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink.
- I wrapped up the project by lining the envelope with the retired Envelope Liners from Stampin’ Up!
I’m calling this card a Hybrid as it is definitely the result of using a variety of products from several different companies. These type of cards are quickly becoming a favorite of mine for a few reasons. One reason is that there’re so many great companies that offer some very unique products and another is I think it stretches your creativity to find products that mix and work well together. Lastly, I’m happy to use what I have on hand to come up with different cards and projects.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are heading into a fun weekend. Spring has definitely arrived in my neck of the woods and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time outside this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!