Hello lovelies, a big welcome to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This month's theme is our favorite Designer Series Paper, Ribbon or Embellishment. Sounds easy? Not to me!
I'm Sharni Haines from Australia you may have started here or come from the wonderful Lynsay Mahon - Canada, either way have a look and keep on hopping around to see what great ideas everyone has created to share with us!
I say this month's theme is not easy because I simply have too many favourites! It's a little like your children....you can't have a favourite...it's not right. Also, a lot of my favourite products have already been used up!! But alas, I do still happen to have plenty of stock (shock!) left and just dying to be made into something beautiful to gift to that someone special.
I have decided to create 3 levels of cards for the stamper, beginner, casual and the avid stamper.
CARD 1 - BEGINNER
I am a lover of all things pink and floral, so the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper was one DSP at the top of my list. And what I really like about this paper is that most of the work is done for you. Just add ink!
I used Very Vanilla (thick) as my card base and Crumb Cake was the chosen Cardstock for all the matting of the DSP. I have no idea where the 'Crumb Cake' ribbon is from as I can't find it listed anywhere...so let's just pretend it's Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon - which is retiring and very close to what I have used (very embarrassing)...but my point is, neutral ribbons are really quite awesome and I think we under use them because they really do go with so many projects so well! I challenge you to try a grey or Crumb Cake coloured ribbon on your next project, see what you think.
I stamped using the Beautiful You Set which is continuing over in the new Catty (yay!) with Crumb Cake ink.
I also wanted to mention, just because a card is labeled 'Beginner' it doesn't mean it's only for the beginner, sometimes we all need to make a quick but Classy Card in only a few minutes!
CARD 2 - CASUAL STAMPER
I've stepped up the basic style by adding another Crumb Cake layer and an embossed Very Vanilla layer with the Tufted Embossing Folder. I've also added a bow using the Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon (now I remember why I didn't use this on my first card....I had just ran out of it!!...silly duffer!)
One of my favourite embellishments is the Iridescent Sequins! They are so great to finish off a card for a little sparkle. So glad they are continuing on!
CARD 3 - AVID STAMPER
For those who have a little more time and would like to create a card for a very special occassion, here is one idea, yes it's been done a thousand times..but it always seems to wow me. This is called a Bridge Fold Card.
This does look a lot different from the first two cards, but I did use paper from the very same sheet of DSP and the same colour Cardstock.
The beauty about this card is once you have a good formula, it's actually quite easy to make and it folds flat to fit easily into a normal size envelope. And your designs can be endless!!
I didn't take a photo of my plan as it's on a tiny ripped post it note in scribbly writing (LOL) BUT...... I can give you the measurements quickly here:
- Cut Cardstock 8 x 5" (20.3cm x 12.5cm) for Australian or 8 x 4 1/4" cardstock ( for USA card)
SCORE : On the long side at 1.25",2.5" 5.5" & 6 3/4". Then fold on all score lines - as can be seen above.
- To make the Bridge part, cut some coordinating cardstock 5 & 7/16" (just under 5.5") by how ever wide you like, I cut mine at 1 3/4" because that's how wide my Copper Foil scrap was!
Note, when gluing the bridge onto the card, it's easier to do it with the card folded flat as this ensures the card will fold flat once you are finished.
I used Copper Foil Sheets for the numbers, leaf dies and the Bridging part of the card. The sentiments were stamped with Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder. I also wound a few strands of ( another fav,) the Gold Metallic Thread around and glued underneath the numbers.
I hope you found my ideas interesting, useful and inspirational.
And a big thank you to the lovely Sara Levin for inviting me to the hop!
Ensure you keep going with the Hop to see everyone else's beautiful work. Just click on the links below to see more! Next up is the lovely... Eva Dobilas
loves & hugs,
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