I then decided to use it for my Friday Crafty Creations Class a couple of weeks ago. This year we are trying to create some of our cards with different folds while at the same time, still trying to do cards that are not expensive to create at home.
A couple of the ladies did have a little trouble getting their head around the concept of the Window Sheet being in the middle & why we were cutting out card at the front, but after a LOT of explaining, showing & playing, we eventually got to complete it.
The sentiment is a non-Stampin’ Up! stamp. It is easily able to be substitued for a SU! stamp.
I love the monochromic colours in a card. They are a little different & sometimes a little harder to tie them in together than adding other colours.
Have you been enjoying your free stamp sets from this year’s Sale-a-Bration that Stampin’ Up! have going on at present? Well, the challenge this fortnight over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to use any products from SAB. We also have a great little sketch for you to use too. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
I have finally managed to use “Summer Starfruit In Colour“. I will admit I am not a bg fan of this colour but I really like it with the Sycamore Street DSP from the SAB Catalogue. It also goes really well with Rich Razzleberry & that being one of my favourite colours I can see myself using more of Summer Starfruit.
Over the past couple of weeks, I seem to have lost (misplaced) my favourite scissors that I use to cut out with. I do have another pair, exactly the same but for some reason I cannot get used to them, which means I am not entirely happy with my cutting. I will have to search my office again & again until I find them as they were my very first pair of dedicated craft scissors.
I have a wedding in the next couple of weeks & thought this the perfect opportunity to create a special card for the special couple. Yep, it is in their colours & theme too! I love Pink Pirouette & Not Quite Navy together.
I’ve used the sketch from Technostamper Monday Lunch Challenge to create my card except I turned it on its side. It has been sometime since I played along with one of Mary Jo’s challenges.
My card is a little different in that there is no sign of any hearts or lovey sentiment of any kind. I think that is why it appeals to me that much. Sometimes it is good to try & create something that is non-traditional.
I also used a sentiment from a great little stamp set in the current “Sale-a-Bration” catalogue, which I thought went really well with my card. It is a little different than the usual “Congratulations” or “Best Wishes“, etc.
Remember you have 2 weeks to create your project, so there is heaps of time. Post it to your blog or on line group.forum & link back with Mr Linky. We had a great response last week & selected 2 Rays of Sunshine. Who knows, you could be our next one.
Base Card – Pink Pirouette – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 x 3 – Silver Glitter Paper – 4 1/8″ x 7/8″
Layer 4 – Pink Pirouette – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 9cm x 5.5cm
Layer 5 – Silver Glitter Paper – 3 1/4″ x 2″ or 8cm x 4.5cm
Stamp Set – Ornament Keepsakes
Ink – Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits – Holiday Ornaments
Punches – Corner Rounder
Accessories – Snail Ashesive, SU! Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Rhinestones
Non-SU – Silver Cord
My card was basically created from 3 pieces of Silver Glitter Paper that I found – all perfectly cut to size. I trimmed the corners of each end, adhered all 3 pieces to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to running through the Big Shot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I do not know what I will ever do if Stampin’ Up! ever decided to retire this folder as it is my favourite & use it on most of my projects!
I stamped the image onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry Ink, ran it through the Big Shot with the matching Framelit Die. Prior to adhering it to the small piece of Sliver Glitter Paper, I adhered a small piece of Silver Cord to the top so that it looked a little like it was going to hang. I then applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the cut out ornament & added small pieces of Sticky Strip to the tops of the Dimensionals. I’ve found when using the Glitter Paper, the Sticky Strip adheres a little better to the top of the Paper.
The whole piece was then adhered to the small piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to adhering to the card. Again I placed SU! Dimensionals to the back, added small pieces of Sticky Strip priro to adhering to the top of the Glitter Paper.
To finish the card off, I placed a Rhinestone to the centre of the ornament & 3 along the bottom right hand corner.
We hope you will have time to join us this week for our challenge. We all love comments on our blog & as we love leaving comments, this would be perfect to play along. Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Gwen, Vicki & Carole have created. Create your card, link to an on-line forum, group or your blog & then link with Mr Linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’