It has been slow going today. I am not made for staying up late consecutive nights anymore, LOL! It takes too long to recuperate the older I get. At least last night was fun, so it was worth it. My hubby works hard from home and does not get out much, so when he says he wants to go out, I go! We took our oldest with us to the river boat casino to gamble for a bit. My hubby usually has very good luck, me on the other hand, not so much, LOL. But, last night I came out ahead, so I was happy! I play small and win small, but anything over what I started with is a good thing! I mean seriously, why would I want to waste large sums of money giving it to the slot machines when I could use it to buy stamping supplies to make cards instead?? I knew you would understand!!
Beautifully Happy Sale-A-Bration Set
This stamp set is part of the current 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and quantities are limited! It can be yours FREE with a purchase of $100 (before taxes & shipping)!
I really love the Balmy Blue on this card! I made this card for the Weekly Color Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. They have a lot of fun weekly challenges. You can share your completed challenge in their galleries if you want, but not required. It is mostly to get you to create and to think outside the box.
This week’s color challenge was to use Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, and Pear Pizzazz.
- Card Base – Balmy Blue
- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
- Card Front
- Basic White, 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Scrap of Basic White for flowers, roughly 4″ x 5″ and sentiment, 3/4″ in height
- Country Gingham Balmy Blue, 2″ x 6″ for tags (Item #160388)
- Inside Mat
- Basic White, 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Stamp Pads/Markers
- Basic Gray
- Balmy Blue
- Pear Pizzazz
- Highland Heather
- Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
- Frayed Ribbon (Item #158138)
- Faux Sea Glass Shapes (Item #158139)
- Something Fancy Dies (Item #160424)
- Gingham Embossing Folder (Item #157627)
- Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item #104430)
- Stamp Sets
- Beautifully Happy (Item #160804)
- Go To Greetings (Item #158763)
Let’s Make this!
Fold and burnish card base with a bone folder. Today I used my Stamparatus to help line up my edges to get a straight fold. I lined up the left upper corner of the paper into the corner of the Stamparatus and folded the cardstock over to match up the corners. Since the edges of the Stamparatus are firm, they hold the paper in place as I fold. Then I burnish the edge with the bone folder to make it a crisp fold.
Next, I embossed the Basic White card front with the Gingham EF and wrapped a piece of Frayed Ribbon around the front. I then secured the ribbon to the card front by taping the edges to the backside. Next, I used Dimensionals to adhere it to the Balmy Blue card base.
Now, stamp 3 flower outlines using Basic Gray onto the 4″ x 5″ scrap of Basic White cardstock. Stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the flowers in Balmy Blue (2) and Highland Heather (1).
Using the Something Fancy Dies cut the flowers and tags as shown below.
Center one flower on each tag as shown. Add one dimensional on the top and bottom of each tag and adhere to the card front. Try not to place the Dimensionals on the ribbon so it is not so bulky. I placed the two Balmy Blue flowers first then centered the Highland Heather flower in between.
Now let’s add some Faux Sea Glass to the center of the flowers using your Take Your Pick Tool. Then, to add some sparkle, I used my Wink of Stella pen on the Faux Sea Glass.
On the 3/4″ sentiment scrap, stamp sentiment using Balmy Blue ink. Trim edges at an angle.
Adhere the sentiment to the card front. Only put adhesive on the top edge of the sentiment as the bottom half will hang freely off the tags. Add Wink of Stella to the flowers for some added bling.
Add inside mat to the inside of the card base and adhere with tape runner. If you’d like, you can add a stamped flower to the inside as shown. Don’t forget to add a touch of Wink of Stella to the flower to match the outside!
Up close & personal
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