For a card which started out as a bit of an idea in my head, it turned into a very complicated one. After colouring, ripping, tearing, stamping, then stamping, colouring, inking, embossing I think I am happy with the final result but….
The card was created from the challenge over at Stamping 411 and you know wthat that means – All measurements have been done for you.
Here’s some possible measurements to get you started:
1.Layer One – Card Base cut at 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded
2.Layer Two – 4 x 5.25”
3.Layer Three – Die Cut or other Shape – approximately 3.5”
4.Layer Four – 3.25”
5.Layer Five – 3”
I cut my 2nd layer using Whisper White Cardstock, stamped using my SU Wheel & Basic Grey Ink. It has been so long since I have used a Wheel that I quiet enjoyed it again & must remember to use them more often. I randomly coloured the image using my Aqua Painter & Pink Pirouette Ink. I wasn’t too concerned about going out of the lines or how I coloured it as I think it looks a little better this way. This was adhered to my base card – Pink Pirouette Cardstock.
I cut my 3rd layer using Pink Pirouette Cardstock but didn’t do a border as it looked a little too much when I did, so I skipped it. I do hope the operators will forgive me for this. I then stamped the flower images using Basic Grey & Pink Pirouette Inks stamping randomly over Whisper White Cardstock. This piece was run through my Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots. I adhered this to a piece of Basic Grey, adhered to the Pink Pirouette, added a piece of Satin Ribbon, tied a bow & then adhered to the base card. I applied Basic Pearls to the middle of the flowers.
Now you ask how could this take me hours to create & finish, but believe me it did! I nearly gave in a number of times, but wouldn’t let it get the better of me. This is for a special 50th Birthday. I know it has no greeting, etc but I like them to be blank sometimes, especially for such a special occasion!
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Whisper White
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin Pretty in Pink
Wheel – Very Vintage
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Pearls, Aqua Painter
Now, I must go & do what I am supposed to be doing – printing & creating invitations!
Until next time, Enjoy!