I hope you are having a wonderful week! I have been trying to relax a little bit, but have also been quite busy. I am getting my swap cards ready for the Stampin’ Up! Convention next week and I want to take a lot with me. I’m so excited because it’s my first convention, plus it’s Stampin’ Up’s 25th Anniversary, which means it’s going to be even more fabulous! I’ve been to the Regionals and Leadership Conferences, but this will be totally different. I’m going alone, but will be staying with another demonstrator from Colorado. I hope that at least a few of my downline members will get to go with me next year.
Ok, so enough about me. The card I’m sharing with you today was made with 3 of my new favorites: Paper from the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper Pack, the “Hey there, friend” stamp, and what I call “The Blob” stamp from one of the Paper Pumpkin Kits. Unfortunately, you cannot buy these stamps out of the catalog…they are unique to My Paper Pumpkin (see more by clicking on the “My Paper Pumpkin” image in the right column), but there is a stamp set with a “blob” image that is very similar to it. It also has 4 other fabulous stamps in it and is called, “Gorgeous Grunge” (wood-130514; clear-130517). You can actually get the same effect by splattering ink on the card front, but you get the splatters right where you want them with the stamp!
Even though the directions are long, the card was very easy to make. Score and fold a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock at 4-1/4″. Stamp a few “blobs” (I love those blobs!) on the card front in Daffodil Delight Ink. Lightly sponge a Tea Lace Paper Doily with Crumb Cake Ink and adhere it to the card front with SNAIL. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 5″ strip of the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper, flag it at the bottom, and glue it down in the center of the card front. Cut a 1″ x 3″ strip of Very Vanilla CS and a 1″ x 3-1/4″ strip of Daffodil Delight CS. Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla strip with Crumb Cake Ink. Stamp the bottom edge of the strip of Daffodil Delight CS with the diagonal stripe stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink and sponge the edges of it with Crumb Cake Ink, as well. Adhere these 2 strips together with the left edges even and so that about 1/4″ of the Daffodil Delight piece is showing below the Very Vanilla strip. Turn the piece over a place a pencil mark about 3/4″ up and in the middle of both strips. Cut the ends from each corner to the mark in the middle, which makes the flagged edge. Stamp “hey there, friend” in Baked Brown Sugar Ink and more “blobs” in Daffodil Delight. Adhere this strip to a Pool Party die-cut label and attach them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now for the last part, a new technique which I think is really neat! Select an embossing folder with any design that you think will look good as a flower. (The folder I used is an old one I had, but I love the different designs on it.) Place a piece of Calypso Coral Card Stock and lay it over the image on the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. Take the card stock out of the folder and run it back through the Big Shot with a flower die…I uses the smallest die from the Floral Frames Collection. Let me tell you, this soooo easy to do with the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform!! The dies stay exactly where you put them and there is no need for Post-it Notes or temporary tape to keep them from shifting around as you run them through the Big Shot. Love, love, love it! So, think of how many different embellishments you can make with this technique! Isn’t it cool…a whole new way to look at your embossing folders!! Add a pretty brad and attach the flower embellishment to the card with Stampin Dimensionals and you’re finished!
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Thanks for stopping by! Terry