Lately it seems so long between my posts, but this time I have had a valid reason. I’ve just finished creating & assembling invitations for a lovely couple who lost everything in the recent Brisbane floods – you can read more http://www.sunshineinvitations.blogspot.com/ or http://www.dreamweddingrescue.com.au/ – yep, nothing to do with stamping, but that is my excuse & I am sticking to it! PS Photos of the invitations won’t be posted until next Tuesday when I know their guests have received their invitations, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Now on with stampin!
I decided to do a card from the sketch over at Creative Sketches I think I am cutting it a little fine, but hey I really had to think about this. I knew what paper I wanted to use & that a male’s card would hopefully be the end result, but try as I might, it turned into a female’s card right before my eyes.
Base Card – Baja Breeze – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 14cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ or 14cm x 4cm
I adhered the 2 pieces of DSP to the Soft Suede Cardstock. I coloured my ribbon using Baja Breeze Ink & adhered across the join prior to adhering to the Base Card – Baja Breeze. I then punched 2 squares from Soft Suede using my 1 1/4″ Square Punch. I repeated the same using Very Vanilla Cardstock.
With the 2 pieces of Vanilla Vanilla Cardstock, I put these through the Bigshot & the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I must admit, I have had this folder for some time, but has never been out of its folder! Things will change now! I attached these squares to the Soft Suede ones, as per the sketch & adhered to the card.
Using my Bigshot, the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies & Baja Breeze Cardstock, I cut the butterflies out & adhered to the squares. I then applied Rhinestones to the centre. For my flowers, I inked the blue using Baja Breeze Ink & SU Sponge. I layered all 3 together & adhered to the card. I applied another Rhinestone to the middle of the flower.
I then stamped the sentiment directly onto DSP using Basic Gray Ink. This was punched using the Large Oval Punch & another from the Scallop Oval Punch but with Baja Breese Cardstock. I adhered both together & then to the card.
Stamp Set – Afterthoughts
Ink – Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – 38″ Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White
Punches – 1 1/4″ Square, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Embossing Folders – Elegant Lines
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Sponges, Rhinestones