Well yesterday was a complete write off as I wasn’t feeling great and spent the whole day curled up on the sofa with a book. Today I’m better, although still not 100% so I’m planning to take it easy again. I still have a project for you though. It’s a simple three layer card that needs no special tools or techniques.
STRONG & BEAUTIFUL
I began with the very top layer of my project. I chose a sentiment from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set and using Early Espresso ink, stamped it onto some Very Vanilla Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the sentiment onto some Terracotta Tile Card.
Next I chose two different patterns from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I must be honest and say that the sizes of the pieces were exactly as I found them. All I had to do was cut some Terracotta Tile Card to go under each of the two pieces, and mount them together using liquid glue. Then I put the pieces aside with the sentiment.
For my card base I decided to go with Thick Very Vanilla Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Before completing the front of the card I wanted to decorate the inside and the envelope.
First I cut a 3/4″ strip of the flowery DSP and glued it down the edge of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Next to that I added a thin strip of Terracotta Tile Card. Finally I glued the assembled piece inside the card base.
To decorate the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the flowered DSP. Then I used liquid glue to attach it to the flap of the envelope. Once attached, I trimmed the DSP with my Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
TIME TO LAYER
In no time at all I was ready to assemble the front of the card.
I began by attaching the long piece of DSP to the card front with liquid glue. Then I added the flowery piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Last but not least came the sentiment. I fixed this with Stampin’ Dimensionals too, but stacked them two high where it extended past the top of the flower piece.
All I had left to do was tie a simple bow using 1/4″ Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. Then once I’d added the bow with a Mini Glue Dot my project was complete.
I love being able to use up odd sized scraps of paper and card on project like this. Nothing goes to waste in my craft studio if I can avoid it.