A little while ago I mentioned that I’d got the Greatest Journey Stamp Set and coordinating Dies. I also admitted that I’d somehow forgotten to order the Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was created to compliment the stamps and dies. While I was mentally kicking myself at the time the frustration didn’t last long. That’s because before I managed to send in my next order Stampin’ Up! allocated a batch of this paper as a new Sale-A-Bration item so I ended up getting it for free instead.
Today I finally got to play with the paper and it certainly didn’t disappoint. From the pack I chose a sheet with a mountain range and trees going across the whole 12″ x 12″ sheet. In fact this sheet has the design printed twice, once at the top of the page and once at the bottom. One scene is primarily purple while the other is green and the two colours blend together through the centre of the page. This made it perfect for today’s simple Sunday card.
I began by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of the purple mountain range. Then I cut across this piece to give me a ‘sky’ section that was 2-1/4″ x 6″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the ‘sky’ onto the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess DSP with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
From what was left of the DSP I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece along with a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Highland Heather Card. After gluing the DSP on top I wrapped some Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Now I needed a card base and so I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. With the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I attached the assembled layers to the front of my card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment I chose “Mountains of thanks” from the Greatest Journey Stamp Set. Using Starry Sky ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Then I punched it out using the Label Me Fancy Punch and added it to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At this point I thought that the ribbon layer needed to be a bit more interesting. So I slipped another piece of the ribbon under the attached piece and tied a simple bow. Then I slid the bow up to the edge of the sentiment.
I was almost done but as I looked at my desk I noticed the 1″ x 3-3/4″ scrap still left from my original 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP. I definitely wasn’t going to waste that, so I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Card and glued the strip down the right-hand edge. Then I glued a 1/8″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Highland Heather Card up against the left-hand edge of the DSP. Finally I glued the layer inside the card base and my thank you card was complete.
For more projects using the Greatest Journey Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
That leaves just one more sentiment and a couple of images from the Greatest Journey Stamp Set to get inky. Perhaps I should do that today?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Greatest Journey Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Greatest Journey Dies (not used today). Ordering the two products together using the single ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle so you can explore this option if you wish.
FREE CATALOGUE PRODUCTS – Did you know that for a limited time you can get the Enjoy The Journey 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) for free? Simply place a minimum $60CAD order and choose this paper as your free Sale-A-Bration product by using the special item number. So if you’ve been thinking about buying the Greatest Journey Stamp Set and Dies bundle why not do it now and select the coordinating paper for free (while stocks last). Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th after which time your only option would be to pay full price for this paper.