Oh my goodness what a weekend I’ve had and it stretched right into Monday! On Saturday I attended my first craft fair of the season at Wentworth, Nova Scotia. Then on Sunday I started my delayed World Cardmaking Day challenge. This is where I challenge myself to design and make 24 different cards in 24 hours. It was close, but I made it with minutes to spare. Each card will be showcased here over the coming weeks, starting today with number 7 of 24, using the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.
This card was actually designed to show off the gorgeous Spendid Day 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I love this pattern because there’s no definite direction to it which makes cutting much less stressful.
I began by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece for the entire project, then cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece off that. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I attached the strip to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For my A2 card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Basic White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To line the card base I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Then going back to what was left of my DSP I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip. After trimming the narrow strip to 5-1/4″ long I glued it along the right-hand edge of the Basic White piece. Then I glued the assembled layer inside the card base.
My original 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP was now 3″ x 6″ and I cut that down to 3″ x 4-1/4″. The 1-3/4″ x 3″ part that remained was set aside and I’ll use that on a future project. For now though I took the larger section and mounted it onto a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Vellum Cardstock.
INSPIRED RIBBON IDEA
By this point I was thinking about stamping my sentiment. From the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set I chose “Thinking of you on your special day”. I could have simply stamped onto a strip of card but instead I was inspired to do something quite different. So I cut a 6″ piece of 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon and stamped the sentiment onto that using Tuxedo Black ink.
From there I began playing with sentiment and thinking about where to put it on the large layered DSP panel. In the end I thought the ribbon would work really well as a ‘sash’. So I placed it onto the DSP panel at an angle and flipped everything over. Then using Tear & Tape Adhesive I secured the ends of the ribbon on the back.
Finally I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the panel and mounted it onto the card base. In next to no time my card with coordinating lining and envelope was complete.
I have say I love how the Natural Finish Ribbon contrasts against the very shiny paper. Have you ever tried stamping onto ribbon?
SEASONAL SALE – From now until 11.50pm (MT) on November 18th save 15% off the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set. During this year’s Seasonal Sale you can save 10% off selected punches, 15% off selected stamp sets, and 20% off selected dies, embossing folders and DSP (all from the Stampin’ Up! 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue). See the Seasonal Sale Flyer for the full list, or visit the Seasonal Sale section of my online store.
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