Can you believe t? We actually had rain last night & boy it cool this morning, but hey who cares – Rain, we have Rain!!!!!! A great day for stampin & catching up on all those little projects that we tend to lend for “Ron” – later on! Rain!!!! did, I mention we have Rain!!!!!!!!!
Our challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations
is to create a “Sympathy
” card along with the great sketch layout! This is a type of card that we don’t like creating, but is always good to have in your stash.
Base Card – Bashful Blue – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 9.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4: or 9cm x 9.5cm
Stamp Set – Just Believe, Petite Pairs
Ink – Nil
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Scallop Trim Border, Oval
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Rose Red & Wild Wasabi, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Big Shot
I wanted to use a colour I haven’t touched in a lot time, so it was basically a toss up between the new “In Colours” or Bashful Blue, which won in the end.
I inked my main image with Stampin’ Markers of Wild Wasabi & Rose Red & stamped directly onto the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I did this twice, with the 2nd time stamping a little lower onto the Cardstock, the second time around.
The smaller piece of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, punched along one of the edges with the Oval Punch & adhered to the bottom of the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I adhered a piece of Ribbon towards the bottom of the embossed piece. The whole piece was then adhered to theBase Card – Bashful Blue – with Snail Adhesive. I stamped my sentiment with Rose Red & Wild Wasabi Markers, punched out the Oval Punch & adhered to the top of the Ribbon. I tied a small bow & adhered to the bottom part of the punched oval with a Mini Glue Dot.
A scap piece of Whisper White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Beautufil Wings Embosslits Folder, wings curled a little with my Bone Folder & attached ramdomly to the card with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
To finish the card, I applied small Pearls to the flowers & also to the centre of the butterflies.
All in all a very simple & easy card, but one I am happy with.
Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creationsto check out what Gwen, Kris & our Weekly Guest Designer Alison have created. We would love for you to join us this week.
In finishing, I thought I would share with you my little helper this past week. I’ve had a big year with weddings & receptions, so all the help is very much appreciated, no matter what form it may be. She usually gets into a little mischief when she thinks she has been neglected long enough.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’