Over weekend I brought you two projects, a card and a gift tag where each one used a sentiment-only stamp set to complement an image-only set. I love the freedom these sets give me to mix and match without feeling guilty. Today I have a third sentiment-only stamp set but my images are not stamped. Instead I simply had to take advantage of one of the gorgeous glossy patterns in the Ready To Ride 12” x 12” Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). You’ll probably notice I’m a little bit besotted.
READY TO RIDE
The Ready to Ride DSP has regular printed patterns on one side but the assortment of grey designs against the black are the real star for me. Of those, I have to say that this rose design is spectacular and I fully intended to make the most of it.
I began my project by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Basic Black Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Then from my Ready to Ride sheet I cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece and, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), glued it over my card front.
Next I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and glued that onto the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Trimming off the excess was a cinch with my Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I fussy-cut a small partial flower and leaf image from one corner of the DSP sheet. Using liquid glue once more I attached it to the bottom right corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. With that done I glued the layer inside the card base.
STEPPING STONES SENTIMENT
Now I was ready for my sentiment and for that I turned to the Stepping Stones Stamp Set. This has six large quotations and I chose one by Samuel Johnson: “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”.
Before stamping the sentiment I had an idea for another card and so I reached for the Picture This Dies. There are two dies in this set, one cuts out 6 circles all at once. The other, the one I wanted, cuts three rectangles. This gives two options with every pass through the Cut & Emboss Machine. The negative space can be used as a layer on a card, but the shapes that are cut out make great labels. What’s more they have a pretty faux-stitched edge too. Today I used the ‘rectangle’ die to cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ layer of Very Vanilla Card and set the ‘frame’ aside for later along with one of the two identical rectangles.
From the two remaining pieces I took the long skinny one and attached that to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using Merry Merlot ink I stamped my sentiment onto the final rectangle piece.
With more Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted the sentiment over the first die-cut rectangle and my project was complete.
This project was supposed to be all about that Ready To Ride paper and I definitely succeeded there. I’ve also realised that all the glossy sheets have patterns that have no direction to them. This means I can use every single scrap, and I most certainly will.
For another card featuring the Ready to Ride Specialty DSP see my earlier blog post Ready to craft.