Today’s card was inspired by the Global Design Project’s latest sketch challenge…
What a fun, straightforward sketch. These can be the most challenging though. They leave so much room for interpretation it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin. Here’s where this sketch took me….
This is a little sneak peek of an awesome stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog that goes live on Sept. 1 called Paisleys and Posies (#142196). I absolutely love this set and will probably wear it out (if that’s possible)!
- The Basic Black card base is cut at 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 /12″. The stamped layer is Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut at 4 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ and positioned to 1/8″ from bottom and sides leaving the top open.
- The paisley design is randomly stamped in Black Archival ink using several stamps from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set. Looks like a bandana print, doesn’t it!
- The sentiment is from the same set and is also stamped in Black Archival ink.
- A couple of hearts from the In-Color Enamel Shapes add a bit of flirty fun.
- The inside sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set (#141522) in the Annual Catalog. It is such a gracious sentiment is a lovely font.
- I continued the pattern to a small panel for the inside as well. This gives the card such a pretty, coordinated look and only takes a minute or two…well worth the effort!
- A little more embellishment to the envelope and the project is complete.
Here is an image of this new set that I think will be one of the most popular sets in the holiday catalog because it is so versatile and on trend right now. Do you agree or not so much….please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the Paisley trend.
If you haven’t already seen the Holiday Catalog and are not currently working with a Demonstrator, I would be happy to send you one.
I will definitely be back with more projects using this set. Thanks very much for stopping by today….have a wonderful Sunday!
Today’s card has all the elements for a beautifully feminine birthday card.
The card base is Smoky Slate cardstock. The Whisper White mat is cut with a die from the Lots of Labels framelits. I stamped it off center so there was room for the flourish image from the Timeless Textures stamp set and the 3-D flowers.
The Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper frame was created by cutting the next smaller framelit and then the next smaller one in the center.
The sentiment, from the Suite Sayings stamp set is stamped in Smoky Slate ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then centered in the frame. It is easy to center this before you glue anything down.
The flowers, from the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets were stamped in Blushing Bride ink and punched using the Pansy and Petite Petals punches. I also punched a flower on Blushing Bride cardstock for a little more definition.
The center of the flower is a circle punched using the Owl Builder punch. It had the perfect size for this flower.
Using a bone folder, I curled the petals up and then popped each on dimensionals.
The inside sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
I would love to know if this card made your heart smile just a bit…please leave a comment if it did!
Thanks very much for looking in on my project.
The Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week presents just the sweetest color combination….
My card features the new stamp set, Paisleys & Posies, from the Holiday Catalog. Without a doubt, this is my favorite set in the catalog.
The card base is Whisper White thick cardstock with a mat of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.
The images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set are stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Tip Top Taupe ink.
I added a strip of 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon before layering the banner using the Banner Triple Punch.
The “charm” is created using the coordinating Paisley Framelit Dies and the Layering Circle Framelits. It’s popped up with Dimensionals and an In-Color Enamel Shape added to the center.
Lastly, I stamped the banner and the sentiment from the Banners For You stamp set and cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
Just a little additional stamping on the inside with a sentiment from the Marquee Messages stamp set.
This card is going to my daughter, Emily. She is a school teacher and has been teaching Blind and Visually Impaired students for the past 5 years. This year she is moving to a new school and is very excited to be teaching 5th grade.
Thanks very much for taking the time to look in on my project.
Today’s card was inspired by the Stamp, Ink, Paper color challenge…
The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits create such fun and whimsical flowers on this notecard.
The card base is Whisper White thick cardstock with a mat of Smoky Slate and Whisper White cardstock.
The flower swirls were cut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum cardstock. The leaves are from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog and were stamped in Old Olive ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I added a little “grunge” stamped in Smoky Slate ink with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set along with the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set which is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.
A few sequins add the finishing touch.
The inside is embellished with DSP from the Subltes Designer Series Paper Pack in Perfect Plum.
The same DSP is added to the envelope flap.
Here’s a view of the main products used on the card….
These swirly flowers would be such fun in so many different colors. I will be making a few more of these cards in some other color combinations…just for the FUN of it! I hope you will too.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.