This morning I have some more retiring products to draw to your attention. Plus a simple technique for getting even more from your patterned paper. The retiring stamp I’ve chosen for today is Layered with Kindness.
I love most of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin’ Up! but sometimes I get bored. So every now and then I experiment. Today I used an .05 Journaling Pen to add a little dramatic accent.
The diamond design is from the retiring Woven Threads DSP and I started by cutting three pieces. One 6″ x 2-1/4″, one 2-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ and one 3/4″ x 5-3/4″ (the first number is the width).
Then using the Journaling Pen I simply added a black line around each of the diamond sections and any part diamonds.
With the DSP cut and altered I was now ready to begin putting the layers together.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Basic Black Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the 3/4″ DSP strip down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I glued the assembled piece inside the card base.
Next I used more liquid glue to fix the 6″ x 2-1/4″ DSP piece to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP using Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
The final piece of DSP was glued to a 2-5/8″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Purple Posy Card. Then I wrapped some 1/4″ Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack around the layers. Once I’d secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive I mounted the layers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
LAYERED WITH KINDNESS
All I had left to do was my happy birthday sentiment from the retiring Layered With Kindness Stamp Set.
First I stamped the sentiment onto Thick Whisper White Card using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with retiring Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After I removed some stray specks I then melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the card I used the coordinating Label Me Lovely Punch to punch out the sentiment. Then I fixed it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I never ceases to amaze me how something as simple as a black line can make such a difference to the look of a pattern. Have you tried this technique yet?
For more projects using the retiring Layered With Kindness Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- All you need is a great big lovely punch
- The birthday card I never meant to make
- Enjoying the sun and flowers
- Layered effect with a faux mat technique
RETIRING PRODUCTS – The following retiring products are now only available while stocks last: Woven Threads DSP, Journaling Pens and Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The retiring Layered With Kindness Stamp Set is guaranteed available to May 22nd, after which it too will be while stocks last.