Today it’s bright and sunny out and that always makes me smile. I’m also happy to be moving back into my craft studio now the bulk of the renovations are complete. I must say that I’ve been fortunate and could leave everything out while I’ve been working from my dining room table. Still it’s not the same as having my tools and materials in their usual places. Things feel a bit messy and disorganised when I can’t immediately put my hands on them or put them away properly afterwards. It’s fabulous timing too as today is World Card Making Day. To mark the occasion I’ll be repeating my card making marathon for a fourth year starting at 2pm AT. I have a lot to get done before then so here’s a simple card for you to enjoy.
I began this card with a 6″ x 6″ piece from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. In order to get all the DSP pieces I needed from this one square of paper I first cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed it to shape with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as my guide.
Next I cut two strips 3/4″ x 5″ and a final piece 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. I’d use these to decorate the card once I’d mounted them onto card layers.
Using the DSP for inspiration I chose Old Olive Card for my contrasting layers. I wanted a very narrow border around the DSP so I cut two pieces 7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and one 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. Then with liquid glue I fixed the three pieces of DSP to the three card pieces.
For my card base I chose Thick Very Vanilla Card. First using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and used liquid glue to attach one of the long layered pieces close to the right-hand edge. With that done I then attached the assembled layers on the inside of the card base.
JUST SO FABULOUS
Now I was ready to work on the front of the card.
First with liquid glue I attached the second long layered piece left of the centre line. Then the final mounted DSP layer was added over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All I needed now was my sentiment.
For this I chose “You’re just so fabulous” from the Many Mates Stamp Set and Old Olive ink. After stamping it onto a 1-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card I mounted it onto a 1-5/8″ x 2-1/8″ layer of Old Olive Card. Then using more Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the layered sentiment to the card front.
Finally to complete the project I cut a piece of Old Olive / gold 1/8″ ribbon from the All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack. After tying it into a simple bow I fixed it below the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot. In no time at all my #simplestamping project was complete.
You know it’s funny how the ‘Christmas’ poinsettia pattern takes on a whole other look when paired with a non-Christmas sentiment. What do you think?
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY MARATHON
So now today’s blog is done I have to get going on a project and blog post for tomorrow. I’ll be right in the middle of my World Card Making Day marathon challenge and won’t have time do anything else then.
So what do I have planned? Well, starting at 2pm Atlantic Time (6pm GMT) I will attempt to design and make from scratch, 24 different cards in 24 hours. Of course there’s no way I’ll be able to stay awake for the whole time, especially since I’ve been up since 7am this morning. So as in previous years I’ll have to take a nap at some point overnight. In reality this means I’ll have less than 24 hours to design and make those 24 cards. How much less depends on the length of my nap!
If you want to follow my progress my plan is to post the cards on my business Facebook page as they are completed. I’d love for you to leave a comment or add words of encouragement. Just know that with time being tight I may not be able to respond to them all. That said, I promise to read every comment once the challenge ends.
So with the countdown clock already ticking, I’ll just leave you with the product list for today’s project. And by the way the fabulous Poinsettia Place DSP is one of the 15 packs included in the DSP Sale with 15% off until October 31st.
For more projects using the Poinsettia Place DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Exploiting the power of three layers
- A place to write my plans
- Taking my cue from mother nature
- Starting off a wonderful season