Happy Monday, Happy April Fools Day and finally…Happy Spring! We actually had spring-like weather on the East Coast this weekend even if one of the two days was rainy.
I recently posted a card using the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flowers framelits. You can see that card HERE. This set hadn’t seen ink in quite some time, although I absolutely love it! So while I had it out, a few more ideas came to mind and today’s card is one of them…
It’s all in the details….
- The card base is Whisper White thick card stock and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
- Since I prefer narrow margins on my cards, the next two layers of Basic Black and Whisper White are cut 1/8″ smaller respectively.
- I cropped a circle from the top panel of Whisper White using the Layering Circles framelits.
- Next, using a non-SU embossing folder from my collection, I embossed the panel.
- I also used a slightly smaller circle framelit on the Basic Black panel to create a frame and glued it behind the circle window.
- Before adhering these layers to the card base with Stampin’ dimensionals, I glued a the polka dot pattern from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper to the card base.
- I stamped a variety of flower images on vellum with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
- Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the images on the unembossed side and cut them out with the May Flower framelits.
- The “Celebrate” sentiment is from last year’s Sale-a-Bration set, Amazing You, and is heat embossed with black embossing powder. I used the Brother Scan N’ Cut to cut it out and also to create the black mat behind it. This is also popped with dimensionals.
- The inside sentiment is from the Cake Soiree stamp set.
- A coordinated embellished envelope completes the card.
I like to think of most of my cards these days as hybrids…meaning I’m combining old, new and different products to come up with fresh, new ideas. And it’s been surprisingly fun, too!
Thanks again for stopping by today.
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!
Today I’m sharing a set of note cards that I created using both the Wishing You Well stamp set, which is a carry-over from the Holiday Catalog and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which is a free offering from the Sale-a-bration promotion.
It’s all in the details…
- Whisper White note cards made this set so easy to get started.
- First, the Designer Series paper is cut at 1 1/2″ x 5 with a 1/4″ strip of card stock glued to the left side of the note card.
- The sentiment is then stamped in the lower right corner with black Versa-Fine ink.
- The main image is stamped in Old Olive ink cropped with an oval from the Layering Ovals framelits and the small flowers are stamped with the ink color that coordinates with the card stock color.
- The stamped image is layered on a scalloped oval, also from the Layering Ovals framelits then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I used the Organdy Ribbon Combo, also a Sale-a-bration free offering, and color coordinated the bows on each card.
- Lastly, a small butterfly snipped from another pattern in the Botanical Butterfly DSP collection sits on the flowers.
Here are each of the cards…
Lemon Lime Twist
So just when you think that’s it…I also created a coordinating box to hold these note cards. I had nothing to do with the idea or the initial creation of these. I found them on Sam Hammond Donald’s blog HERE. Whenever I’m looking for a box or just about any 3D item, Sam is sure to have already figured it out and generously shared it on her blog.
These boxes held all five note cards and envelopes perfectly. They were snug enough without being too bulky.
Here’s how it opens…
Here’s a side view…
Thanks very much for stopping by today and be sure to check in tomorrow to see the coordinating holder I created for these note cards. See you then!
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I just can’t seem to make a card without flowers these days. I’m honestly trying to come up with some other ideas but flowers just seem to always pop up on my cards. Maybe it’s the long winter that’s finally ending and the anticipation of spring. But here gain is a card featuring some pretty blooms!
I really didn’t need another flowered stamp set but somehow could not resist the Climbing Roses stamp set and coordinating, Rose Trellis thinlits. These are available separately or as a bundle in the Occasions Catalog.
Climbing Roses Bundle #150603
Images @ Stampin’ Up!
It’s all in the details…
- The A2 card base is Poppy Parade card stock with a panel of Basic Black cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
- The next layer is a pattern from the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″. This paper is truly lovely and will only be available as a free Sale-a-bration item through the end of March. I’ve reached for it so much already that I’ve ordered another pack before it’s too late.
- The center panel consists of a Poppy Parade panel: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, Basic Black: 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and Whisper White: 4″ x 3″ .
- I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set in Black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. HANDY TIP…Versa Fine ink is slower to dry than other black inks allowing the embossing powder to adhere well. I got this tip from Jennifer McGuire and we all know she is an expert!! Also by embossing this way, you get a very clean image and avoid getting those stray little specks on the card.
- Next, this panel is adhered to the card using Fun Foam. I mentioned in one of my other posts that I buy it in different colors so I can try to match the card stock. I used red here. This makes it a lot less noticeable from the sides.
- I stamped the pretty floral spray twice, cutting one out with the coordinating thinlits.
- Using Stampin’ Blends, I colored the die cut floral image. I’ll note the colors in my product list below.
- The colored image is glued directly to the corner of the center panel.
- With the second stamped image, I just colored the roses.
- They’re hand cut and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped them over the first image to give a pretty dimensional look. I used Wink of Stella on the roses, but as usual, it’s not very apparent in the photos.
- A butterfly cut from the Botanical Butterflies DSP added a little more interest.
- Lastly, I added a few epoxy dots and called it a card!
I’m looking forward to experimenting with lots of different colors on these roses and also using some of the other images and thinlits from this bundle…stay tuned!
Thanks very much for stopping in today!
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