It’s CASEing Coast to Coast Wednesday! Welcome back to CASEing Coast to Coast with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA. Each month Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA take turns CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) each other’s projects concentrating on a specific stamp set, card layout, theme or technique. This month, Karen chose a Birthday theme. We all need birthday cards, so hopefully our cards today will deliver a bit of inspiration.
Take a look at Karen’s fresh and pretty card. You can head over to her blog HERE to get all the details.
When I look for card ideas, the first thing I usually do is look through my Designer Series Paper to see if any pattern or color combination jumps out at me. Well this wasn’t exactly easy because right now I think Stampin’ Up! has so many wonderful paper options. When I came upon the Perfectly Penciled paper, I decided to ditch the color combinations and keep it simple with a classic black and white card. But I have to tell you, I had to talk myself out of coloring this paper with Stampin’ Blends. I still have some leftover that will probably get some color, but just not today!
Materials & Measurement
- Basic White thick card base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Basic Black card stock: cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
- Perfectly Penciled DSP: cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Basic White card stock: cut at 1 1/4″ x 4″ and 5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside)
- Glue the DSP panel to the Basic Black panel.
- Emboss the Basic White strip using the cross-hatch embossing folder.
- Before glueing the embossed strip to the card front, trim off 1/4″ and save for the inside of the card.
- After glueing the embossed strip to the card front, edge it with the Black & White Gingham ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the black panel.
- Glue to the card base.
- Stamp the sentiment, from the Biggest Wish stamp set and cut. I used the Scan N’ Cut to do this but it can be hand cut. Glue to the embossed panel
- Add a few embellishments. I colored a few small pearls with a black Sharpie.
- I embellished the inside with the 1/4″ strip that was trimmed from the embossed piece on the card front and backed it with a 3/8″ strip of black card stock, then added a small flower cut from the DSP.
- The inside sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.
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Thanks for joining Karen and I on another cross country crafting adventure!
Such a pretty card, Rosanne! I rarely think to use this black and white paper, but am motivated to get it out now! Especially with that gingham ribbon! See you bak again in April! ☺️
Thanks, Karen! It was hard for me not to color it!
I love a black & white card! Your crd looks so pretty with the ribbon and embossing folder. Love the texture it adds!