The other day I said I might be addicted to gingham, and while that’s still true, I also have a thing for polka dots. Polka dots make pretty backgrounds, adding subtle detail without overpowering the focal image or sentiment.
So when I wanted to make an anniversary card for my World Card Making Day challenge, it seemed the obvious choice.
POLKA DOTS FROM BIRD BALLAD
Unsurprisingly I began my project with the polka dot pattern from the Bird Ballad 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
I cut a layer of the paper and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount it onto some Whisper White Card. Next I wrapped some Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Finally I fixed the assembled layers onto a Petal Pink Card base with liquid glue.
OUR LIFE TOGETHER
I found the “I love our life together” sentiment in the Meant To Be Stamp Set. I think this sentiment would be great for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or ‘just because’.
First I used Terracotta Tile ink to stamp the floral embellished heart onto some Whisper White Card. Then I stamped the separate sentiment inside the heart.
While I had the stamp set there I took the small floral border image and stamped it onto the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped the same image onto a layer of Whisper White Card in the centre near the top. With that done I used liquid glue to fix the layer inside the card base.
I was almost finished already and just needed to cut out my sentiment.
STITCHED BE MINE DIES
For my sentiment I turned to the coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies. I chose the heart die that matched my stamped image and cut it out.
The die cuts the heart shape and also a separate stitched and scalloped border in one pass. I opted to use both pieces and held them together on the back using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then the Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to fix the sentiment onto the front of the card.
With three Rhinestone Basic Jewels added to the card front for a little bling, my project was complete.
This card is so sweet and really didn’t take long at all to make. And it illustrates what I said about polka dots, don’t you think?
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper has retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!