Yesterday I was very excited to receive a parcel from Stampin’ Up! In it were some new products for local customers, but there was also stuff for me. This time I’d ordered some new ink pad and card colours, plus some pretty new ribbons. But what I really wanted to play with were the new stamp sets, dies and punch. Construction Zone was one stamp set, and I’d bought it with the idea of making children’s birthday cards. However instead of a birthday card, this was the card I eventually made.
When I opened the Construction Zone Stamp Set I was immediately drawn to the little forklift truck. It’s so cute! So I grabbed a Pebbled Path ink pad and stamped it three times… First in the bottom left corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then in the bottom left corner on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Finally I stamped it onto a 2″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
In my mind forklifts are always bright yellow so they can be seen,for this reason decided to colour each one using a dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. Quick and easy.
Before leaving the stamp set I chose my sentiment “thought you could use a pick-me-up”. Still using Pebbled Path ink, I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ strip of Basic White Card.
For my A2 card base I decided to use Thick Basic White Card. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamped layer on the inside.
All I needed now were the mat layers for the small image and sentiment. So from Pebbled Path Card I cut two pieces, one 2-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ and the other 7/8″ x 2-3/8″. Next I cut two pieces of Daffodil Delight Card at 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ and 1″ x 2-1/2″. Using liquid glue I mounted the white pieces onto their corresponding Pebbled Path layers, and then mounted these onto the Daffodil Delight ones.
Finally, I added both assembled pieces to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. In minutes my first Construction Zone card was complete.
Oh my goodness I love this card even though it wasn’t exactly the first project I thought I’d make with this stamp set. I have a feeling I’m going to have a lot of fun with it, there are so many more possibilities than just children’s birthday cards!
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