One of the Stampin’ Up! products that I know I will miss is their Glimmer Paper. All the current Glimmer Paper colours are on the Retiring List and now only available while stocks last. It’s one of those things that I don’t use a lot of but a little can definitely add a wow factor to a project. Today’s #simplestamping card is a case in point…
This project all started with that cheerful daisy design from the Ornate Garden 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2-1/4″ strip off the top. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the strip to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With the envelope complete I turned my attention to the card itself. Foer this I cut and scored some Thick Whisper White Card using my Paper Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
From the remaining piece of DSP I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip. Using liquid glue I attached this to the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed the layer inside the card base.
The remaining DSP was cut into two strips, each 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then turning to the front of the card base I attached the two strips along the top and bottom edges.
Now I could see how much space I had left I was ready to stamp my sentiment. For this I chose the large “Thank you” from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and stamped it in Old Olive ink.
TIP – if I’d messed up the stamping I could stamp it again on a 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ of Whisper White Card and then glue it in the space between the DSP strips. Fortunately this wasn’t needed.
At this point I’d planned to be finished, but as lovely as the card was, I wanted a little more ‘pizzazz’. So as so often happens I turned to my Glimmer Paper.
With yellow being the dominant colour on the DSP I decided on Gold Glimmer Paper. In the pack I found some 1/8″ scrap strips which were perfect for what I had in mind. So using liquid glue I added the strips to the front of the card above and below the sentiment, close up to the DSP.
Oh my goodness, what a transformation! Suddenly my pretty card morphed into something very special indeed. It just goes to show you don’t need complicated techniques or expensive tools to create special cards.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – As I mentioned, all four colours of Glimmer Paper are being retired so I’ve provided links to them all below. They’re only available while stocks last so I’ll definitely be stocking up when I place my order today.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Ornate Borders Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. This bundle has been incredibly popular since it was released on April 1st and is currently out of stock. More supplies of the Ornate Borders Dies are expected in the Stampin’ Up! warehouse around May 4th. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you are interested, and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as you are able to order it again.