Did you know that when I first started making cards I avoided buying patterned paper? It seems odd now I look back on it, but then I didn’t think it was worth the extra cost. Of course since discovering all the wonderful (mostly double-sided) Designer Series Paper (DSP) offered by Stampin’ Up! I’ve since changed my views. But when your patterned paper coordinates with a stamp set what happens when you run out? With the gorgeous images in the free Wonderful World Stamp Set I certainly don’t need to worry…
I began with the largest image from the Wonderful World Stamp Set and a Crumb Cake ink pad. First I stamped the whole image onto a 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Next I stamped the image coming in from the left side on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Finally I stamped it coming in from the left on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then using just the dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker I coloured in the petals.
Once I’d finished colouring I needed a sentiment and for that I turned to the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set. Using Crumb Cake ink again, I stamped “endlessly grateful” beside the full image on the smaller piece of card. Now I was ready to put everything together.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Crumb Cake Card for my card base. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I fixed the larger Basic White layer on the inside.
Next I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Petal Pink Card and mounted the remaining Basic White layer on top with liquid glue. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread three times around the layers and secured in on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
TIP – Of course you’ll notice there’s a bow on my card and that was a bit of a cheat. You see I always find my wrapped thread goes loose while I’m trying to tie a nice bow, so I’ve stopped trying. Instead I wrap the thread around the layers and secure it nice and tight. Then I slide a separate piece of twine under the wrapped pieces and tie my bow onto them. This method also means I can move the bow to exactly where I want it!
To add a little extra detail I chose Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I think they coordinate really well with Petal Pink and added three of them to the main layer. Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the assembled layer to the card front and my project was complete.
I must admit this card turned out even better than I’d hoped. I think I want to create a whole set of these cards using different colour combinations for the stamping and colouring. There’s more flowers in the Wonderful World Stamp Set too so the possibilities are endless!
SALE-A-BRATION – The Wonderful World Stamp Set and DSP bundle is only available to customers until August 31st (while stocks last). However, like all products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure these are not available to buy, but can be earned for free simply by placing a qualifying order. Sadly the stamp set and DSP cannot be chosen separately. However to get the bundle simply place an order for $120 of products (before shipping and taxes) and then select it when prompted during the checkout process. For this reason you’ll find this at the end of my product links.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set in a bundle with the Very Best Trio Punch (not used today). Using the single ‘bundle’ item number to order meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore that option.