Good afternoon and happy Hump Day!
This week is flying by!!!! I don’t know if you have heard, but the Cubs are in the World Series! SO exciting!!!! So my husband and I have spent our evenings cheering them on. Did you see last night’s game? WHOA! Addison Russell… that kid blows me away. 22 years old, in the World Series, playing like he does… it just boggles my mind.
Anyway! I haven’t had much time this week to play unfortunately. I had a class to prepare for (and will be sharing the cards we made in a few days), as well as taking care of a sick hubby. But I did manage to squeeze in some fun time and came up with a card that I am loving!
I purchased the Vertical Greetings stamp set with my first order from the Annual Catalog, but only recently got it out.
Such a sweet, simple set to create quick cards. Seems quick cards are my favorite lately!
I paired it with the (also new) Diagonal Stripe background
This stamp is SO versatile and I can’t wait to play more with it!
For now, this is what I came up with…
(These pictures are crummy… I apologize for that! I need to invest in a good background and lightbox I am thinking!)
The card base is the standard A2 card from Whisper White cardstock. I then trimmed the top part of the card to only be 3 and a half inches wide. That leaves .75 inches exposed of the inside of the card.
Happy Birthday was stamped on the inside of the card so that you can see it while the card is closed.
The striped were stamped onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using Versamark, then heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I love the look! I trimmed a piece down to 1 inch x 5.25 inches.
The image was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was trimmed to 2.75 inches x 5.25 inches. To get multiple colors onto one image, I used a few of our sponge daubers. I dabbed a dauber into Soft Suede, then onto the rubber directly, making sure to dab the ink onto the branches. I did get a bit of ink onto the leaves, I just used a clean papertowel and wiped it off. I switched daubers, then repeated the process with Pear Pizzazz onto the leaves of the topiary.
I did the same with Garden Green ink (using the same dauber since it is in the same color family and I was going light to dark.). With this color, I didn’t completely cover the leaves. I wanted some variegation of color, so I just dabbed and bit here and there.
I finally did the same with Cherry Cobbler ink onto the topiary stand. The ink should still be wet enough if you worked quickly to just directly stamp it onto your cardstock. Just in case though, I always “huff” onto the rubber. Just breath out through your mouth with your stamp an inch or so away from your mouth. The humidity from your breath is just enough to rewet the ink so you can stamp it.
The striped Cherry Cobbler piece was adhered to the card front, leaving a .25″ border between the right side and the edge.
I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler Thick Bakers Twine around the Whisper White panel three times, knotting it behind the image so it won’t be seen.
The panel was then adhered to the front of the card, using Dimensionals.
I am so happy with how it came out!
One more quick view of the card when it is open….
This will be put in the mail tomorrow for a special friends birthday next week 🙂
The weekend will be quiet around here. My husband and I are leaving for Kansas City, MO on Friday. I can not wait!!! The Stampin’ Up OnStage event is this weekend. There are events all over the world this weekend, hosted by Stampin’ Up. There is one semi close to me in Wisconsin, and that would have been ideal. Unfortunately it filled up before I was able to register.
My husband and I enjoy road trips though, so we decided to pack it up and drive to the Kansas City OnStage 🙂 It will be not only a fun weekend with him, but I will get to see the brand new Occasions Catalog (that will go live Jan, 4th, 2017!) as well as the Sell-A-Bration catalog! So much to look forward to!
And the best part??? I will get to share it all with YOU! Nov.7th at 1pm MT the “gag” is lifted and I can tell you all about the goodies, what I learned, what I saw, etc. I will not be able to share the actual catalog with you until January 7th, 2017 though. 😦
So look for a great post Monday!
Have a wonderful rest of your day!