OK so I’m now at that horrible point when I have new crafting products on the way, but they’re still in transit. I know I have lots of wonderful products already in my studio but like a small child I want my new toys now. It’s not that I don’t want to play with what I have but I can see so many possibilities that lie ahead. I love mixing old products with new ones and getting even more from them But I suppose I’ll just have to be patient a few more days.
So while I wait I decided to make a masculine / gender neutral card for today’s Simple Sunday project. This one’s really all about the large sentiment from the new Wonderful As You Stamp Set.
I began today’s project with the textile background from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
To create my card base I first used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut three pieces of the DSP. The first piece was 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed it to the front of my card base.
Then I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and glued that to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Once attached, I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
My final piece of DSP was cut 1″ x 4″ and I glued that along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then with the DSP in place I fixed the layer inside the card base.
WONDERFUL AS YOU
All I had left to do now was create and attach the sentiment.
From the Wonderful As You Stamp Set I chose “May your comeback be bigger than your setback”. I thought this sentiment quite apt for so many people right now.
First, using Early Espresso ink, I stamped the sentiment onto a 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I mounted it onto a 1-5/8 x 3″ layer of Cinnamon Cider Card. Finally I attached the assembled piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
The finished card is quite masculine / gender neutral but it would be simple to add some lace or other embellishments if you wanted. What do you think?
For another project using the Wonderful As You Stamp Set, see my blog post Miss you, or did the storm get you too?