Oh my goodness, I blinked and it’s Monday again! How does that happen? The weekend comprised one warm, sunny day, and another rainy one to green up the grass. Not bad I suppose. Our cat Houdini has certainly been enjoying the better weather. Hubby was able to get things done in the garden, and we even noticed the rhubarb has started to come up. I’m continuing my preparations for the new catalogue and planning some sneak peek projects. But first here’s a bragworthy thank you card for all you overthinkers.
Like many of my cards, this one was influenced by the Designer Series Paper (DSP). Today it was the retiring Beauty of the Earth DSP that caught my eye. After looking through the pack I chose a pretty leafy pattern in shades of green and blue on a white background.
I started by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece for the front of the card. Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip for the inside. This was followed by a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece to decorate the envelope.
Next, with the DSP as my inspiration, I chose some retiring Misty Moonlight Card for my card base. After cutting a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece I scored it on the long side at 4-1/4″. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
For the mat layers I decided to use Old Olive Card. First I cut a 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ piece. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP on top. With that done, I attached the assembled layers down the centre of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To provide a place to write a message I began by cutting a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I glued the narrow strip of DSP down the right-hand edge. Next, alongside the left side of the DSP, I added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Old Olive Card. Finally I glued the assembled white layer inside the card base.
That just left the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of DSP and I glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply cut off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
All I needed now was a large sentiment and for that I turned to the Bragworthy Stamp Set.
In the end, from the 6 fun sentiments in the set I chose “Thanks for being the person I overthink things with”. Then using the retiring Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White Card.
Next I cut a 1-5/8″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Old Olive Card to coordinate with the mat under the DSP. Using liquid glue I mounted the stamped sentiment onto the mat, then added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my simple card was complete.
You know I grew up with the old saying “blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between”. It’s only since becoming a paper crafter and working with Stampin’ Up! DSP that I’ve realised what I’ve been missing. I love the fresh feel of this card, and that blue and green combination, but what about you? Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts on today’s card project.
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