Last November I completed my annual challenge to design and create 24 cards in 24 hours. It should have happened on World Card Making Day but was delayed due to Hurricane Fiona. Since then I’ve been bringing you the cards I made and providing instructions for your own personal use. Unfortunately some of my posts had to be delayed as products I used became temporarily ‘not orderable’. This is what happened with today’s birthday card featuring the Stepping Stones Stamp Set and the now back in stock Stylish Shapes Dies.
A FEW WRINKLES
I remember this card started with the Mark Twain quotation from the Stepping Stones Stamp Set; “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”. First, using Cherry Cobbler ink I stamped it onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I cut it out using the largest of the banner shapes in the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card for my card base. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
From there the “wrinkles” got me thinking and I cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card. I screwed the card up into a really tight ball. Then I rolled the ball around on the desk for a bit, opened it up and screwed it up once more. Finally I opened up the ball and roughly flattened it out.
With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to glue the creased card layer onto the card base. Because of the wrinkles my card layer had shrunk a little bit allowing me to leave a small border of the card base showing around the layer.
Then using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the die-cut sentiment to the card front, before adding a few Champagne Basic Jewels.
Now I needed to work on a liner for the card base and I began by cutting a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set I chose the medium “Happy birthday” sentiment and stamped it onto the card layer.
Next I went looking for one of the many heart shaped stamps in my collection. In the end I found a sweet little heart in the Warm Welcome Stamp Set and stamped it beside the “Happy birthday”. Then I glued the layer inside the card base.
Finally I stamped the same heart in the centre of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. With that my project was complete.
I have to say that I love the look of the wrinkled card layer especially since it compliments the sentiment perfectly. It’s a great technique to use when you have card that’s been creased and might possibly have been thrown away.
Of course there is another option for rescuing your creased card as I showed a while ago in this short YouTube video.
So now I’m off to make some sneak peek projects using those Stylish Shapes Dies together with some new embossing folders I’m really excited about. Watch this space!
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Warm Welcome Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Warm Welcome Dies (not used today). Using the single “bundle” item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore this option for yourself.