There’s less than three more weeks left before the Last Chance promotion ends and the retiring products are gone. If you’re looking for a bargain, check out the dies, punches, paper and accessories. Most of these are discounted, including the Tasteful Labels Dies used to cut out the sentiment on today’s slimline card project. Fewer stamp sets are discounted but they’re still worth a look. All the retiring products that are still available can be found in the Last Chance section of my website. But first, here’s my celebration card.
As I wanted this to be a special card I decided to choose a paper with foil details. For that I turned to the Symbols of Fortune 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). First I cut a piece 3″ x 8-1/4″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 3-1/8″ x 8-3/8″ layer of Basic Gray Card.
Next I wrapped some Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon around the layers, 2″ from the top edge. After securing the ends on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive, I set the layers aside and went back for more DSP.
As I was making a slimline card I turned to the Slimline Envelopes and chose a Smoky Slate one from the pack. Next I put a thin layer of liquid glue over the flap and fixed some of the DSP to it. Then with my Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
For the inside of the card I cut a 3-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. My original plan was to cut a simple strip of the DSP to decorate it. But then I had another idea… So instead I cut a piece of DSP 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ and placed it centrally under the envelope flap. Next I lightly traced around the edge of the flap with a pencil then cut along the line with my Paper Snips. After erasing any remaining pencil marks I glued the shaped piece to the top of the Basic White layer.
By now I was ready for the card base and for this I chose Smoky Slate Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 7″ x 8-1/2″ piece of the card, and with the short side at the top scored it at 3-1/2″. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using liquid glue I fixed the decorated Basic White layer to the inside of the card base. Then the ribbon wrapped layers were fixed to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That just left the sentiment to do.
Among my dwindling pile of retiring stamp sets that are still available I found Hey Birthday Chick. I thought the stacked “Let’s celebrate you” sentiment would be perfect for this slimline card, so I stamped it onto Basic White Card using Basic Gray ink.
I could have used a simple punch or Layering Circles Dies to cut out the sentiment but wanted a little more decoration. So I turned to another retiring product, the Tasteful Labels Dies, and selected the scalloped circle. Like all the dies in this set it not only cuts the shape, but also adds some extra detail to the piece, in this case a faux stitched edge. It was just what I needed for this special card design.
After using my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the sentiment I simply added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I really like how this card turned out, the gold foiling on the paper really adds a touch of luxury that’s perfect for a celebration card. I’m going to miss the Tasteful Labels Dies though. It’s a set that may have a home in my craft studio for many years to come.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – only available while stocks last. Both these retiring products are on sale at 20% off.