Greetings! It’s the first Monday of the month and time for another IDEAS blog hop where this month our theme is “color me happy”. When crafting, all colours make me happy, especially when Stampin’ Up! produces coordinating card, ink etc in all of their 50 colours. So for my Tutorial Bundle projects I decided to use pairs of colours from the Regals and Subtles families and the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. Meanwhile for my blog followers I used the same stamp set to create a “Thinking of you” card.
ANOTHER CUSTOM BACKGROUND
Although I was using the same Go To Greetings Stamp Set, I did want to design something different for my blog. So I began by creating a custom background using Tuxedo Black ink. In fact I worked on two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Very Vanilla Card and the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope all at the same time.
To create the background I took a large piece of Saran Wrap and scrunched it up into a loose ball. Then I gently tapped the wrap onto the Tuxedo Black ink pad before tapping onto the card. I continued doing this until the card and envelope flap was covered with this unique effect. Then I finished off by using a Blending Brush to add a light layer of ink around the edges.
For the card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Basic Black Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I glued one of the background pieces to the front, and the other on the inside of the card base.
One of the reasons I was drawn to the Go To Greetings Stamp Set was because there were three different sizes/fonts for each of the four main sentiments. For my Tutorial Bundle cards and storage folder I used the large thank you, while for this card I chose the largest “Thinking of you”.
Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 1-3/8″ x 4″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then using using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Basic Black Card.
Before adding the sentiment to the card front I had one last detail to add. So I cut 7″ of the 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon and cut a V in the two ends. The I folded the ribbon in half to create an inverted V and fixed it to the background layer with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the layered sentiment over the top of the ribbon and my project was complete.
While this card project is fairly simple in terms of layout and techniques it has a quiet quality that is ideal for a “thinking of you” card. What do you think?
LOTS MORE GREETINGS
So with that project done let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The June “Color me happy” PDF contains 85 pages, featuring 46 projects from 15 different designers. There’s cards and 3D projects for every taste and ability using a variety of current products from Stampin’ Up! The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside. Can you see which one shows part of my card holder?
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my June Host Code Y7N96DXZ. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We’ve worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your personal use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today, but please visit Simone Bartrum on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
In the table below you will find links to all the products used to make the card shown here on my blog today. A complete list of products used on the projects I created for the Tutorial Bundle is included in that PDF.