There’s less than a week left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get free products. I think of all the free products offered, my favourite has to be the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP). I love the bold flowers and bright colours that seem so cheerful, and I know I’m not alone. But what I haven’t seen a lot of are projects featuring the patterns on the reverse. These make great backgrounds and are a nice change from the florals. So today I decided to remedy that with simple sentiment from the Many Messages Stamp Set.
I couldn’t resist the imapct of this pattern from the Flower & Field DSP. The angled lines are Flirty Flamingo, but I thought the darker Cherry Cobbler would make a better masculine / gender neutral card.
I began as I so often do by cutting three pieces of DSP. The first one at 2-1/4″ x 6″ was fixed to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then with Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of DSP and glued that down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Cherry Cobbler Card up against the edge of the DSP.
By this point I had decided on the colour for my card base; Basic Black. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card then folded it along the scored line. Finally, after sharpening the crease with a Bone Folder, I glued the assembled Very Vanilla layer on the inside.
My last piece of DSP was cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued to a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ layer of Cherry Cobbler Card. Then I mounted the layers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
MANY MESSAGES ONE SENTIMENT
For the sentiment I pulled out the Many Messages Stamp Set. This is a single large stamp that has 19 sentiments with four small shape images. As well as being decorative, these four shapes make lining up the coordinating Messages Die really simple. Then with just one pass through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine everything is cut out and ready to use.
A week or two ago I stamped the Many Messages stamp onto some Very Vanilla Card using VersaMark ink. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing some stray specks, I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Once die-cut, I tucked all the embossed sentiments and shapes in a bag and placed them in the Many Messages stamp case. So today I just had to choose the one I wanted; “Just a card to say hello” and I was ready to continue.
However, before attaching the sentiment to the front of my card I decided I needed one last piece to ‘anchor’ it. So in my scraps I found a 1/4″ x 4″ strip of Cherry Cobbler Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed it across the card front 1″ from the bottom of the DSP. Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the sentiment over the strip and my card was complete.
I’m not usually drawn to geometric patterns but there’s something about this card that makes me want to look at it again and again. It’s bold but I think the rounded diagonal lines really give it a softness. What do you think?
This is likely to be the last project I post using the Flower & Field DSP, so here’s links to all my projects featuring this paper:
- Sale-A-Bration simple stamping double
- Flower & Field but not forever
- Itty bitty greetings for itty bitty flowers
- Hello from a mystery stamping project
For another project using the Many Messages Stamp Set, see my earlier blog post Many Messages for every occasion. I’ve also got more projects planned for the coming weeks so do look out for them.
LAST CHANCE FOR FLOWER & FIELD DSP – This gorgeous 12″ x 12″ DSP is only available until Sunday (February 28th). To get your hands on this paper pack simply place a $60CAD order (before shipping and taxes). Then select this as your free Sale-A-Bration choice when prompted. For more details see the Sale-A-Bration Brochure or visit the Sale-A-Bration section of my online store. Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th and stocks may be limited towards the end of the promotion.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Many Messages Stamp Set and coordinating Messages Die using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you wanted to compare them.