Today's card is similar to the card that we made in class with the addition of the little charm and a change of paper. This card shows that you can take a design and step it up by adding a charm, or change the DSP to one you have or maybe like better. Have fun, I challenge you to change up one of your card designs, or one of mine. I would love to see what you come up with.
Today's card is a masculine Birthday card using the By the Sea stamp set.
Card base 8 1/2" × 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4" (crumb cake)
Card front cut to 4" × 5 1/4" (whisper white) stamp images using Soft Suede and stamp off for lighter images
Sentiment piece Soft suede cut to 3" × 3/4" layered with whisper white cut to 3" ×1/2" use banner punch to make fish tail end
Also use the banner punch to make 2 banners front soft suede
Wrap card front with linen thread and adhere with dimensionals
Today's technique involves stamping on both sides of the die cut. This is needed because in this card the bear holding his fishing rod so you see the back side of the paper. This is achieved by stamping and die cutting the bear as normal, then turning the bear over and stamping again. Now if this was a photo polymer set this would be easy because you can see right through stamp to where you are going to stamp.
Today's card is inspired by my nephew's first birthday, he is having a lumberjack theme party. Now if this party was happening last year I could easily have used the Wood you be Mine Valentine's day set that Stampin' Up! had, but unfortunately I do not have this stamp set so I needed to get creative.
Today's technique is the spotlight technique this is where you have raised a portion of your stamped image and highlighted it in some way, in this case I have coloured it.
I have used the Birthday Blooms stamp set, this is a great open line art design perfect for coloring. Also if you have not heard Stampin' Up! Has a great new stamp set #imbringingbirthdaysback that you can purchase to stamp on the back of your cards and envelopes.
Today's project is inspired because I needed a container to hold Stampin' Spritzers, for tonight's technique class. It turns out it is great for storing those tiny tools that need to get stored up right too, such as the aqua painters, paper piercer and even the Wink of Stella marker. And yes for those of you who are attending class tonight you will also get to take one of these boxes home.
If you want to make this box the Measurements are as follows:
Today is the last day to get your order in to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration items, have you got all the items you want? I have used the Botanical Gardens designer series vellum cut with the hexagon hive thinlits die to lay over my card to create a soft looking background. The splotches are made using the Stampin' Spritzer.