I’m trying to do more scrapbook layouts so today I’m playing along with the Let’s Scrap challenge. I had a minor issue with this layout because I put one piece of Designer Series Paper on upside down, so it’s not exactly like the sketch. I used my Stamparatus and applied the ink with sponge daubers and stamped twice to get a clean & bold image for the pennant stamp.
Here’s the sketch I was following:
Here is what it was supposed to look like but then things would be upside down. 🙂
Over the weekend we celebrated Rachel Tessman’s 50th birthday and I made this card for her. I have a woefully small selection of current “Happy Birthday” sentiments that fit in this banner. For the flower, I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink and my Stamparatus to stamp it twice.
I’ve had a hard time finding my mojo lately and so I really needed a sketch. This one appealed to me because it called to my designer series paper which makes cardmaking so much easier. How beautiful is that paper! I had an issue putting it on the Soft Suede layer straight so out comes the trimmer and a new Soft Suede layer. If it wasn’t for the dimensionals under the Blackberry Bliss pattern, you may not have known I had an issue putting it together straight. 🙂
I used the Stamparatus to do the sentiment so I could emboss it twice. I stamped it with Versamark ink, sprinkled with copper embossing powder, and heat set. Then I stamped it again with Versamark ink, sprinkled it with copper embossing powder, and heat set! Three times is even smoother but I was late with this post already. 🙂
3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ Cardstock that matches DSP or layout Base OR if you don’t want to journal you could add another photo 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for sentiment
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for large flower stamp
Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for 2 small stamped Hearts
40cm piece of matching ribbon
1 Colored Doilies or Pearlized Doilies or retired doilies
Wooden Embellishments – 1 leaf and 2 hearts or similar
2 Matching Classic Stampin’ Pads to your cardstock
2 Matching Ink Daubers to your cardstock
4″ x 6″ photo
Adhesives – Tear & Tape, Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots
Starting with your 12″ x 12″ cardstock base, stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad. Stamp along the top left hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice. (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK).
Stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad, stamp along the bottom right hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice. (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK) – I missed this one.
Cut your doily in half, stick one half under the top edge of your matching DSP approx. 1″ off the left hand side edge, now with the remaining half of the doily stick it approx. half way along under the bottom edge of your matching DSP.
Next stick your matching DSP with Tear & Tape or Snail approx. 4-1/2″ down from the top of your 12 x 12 layout across the page. (You could distress/ink the edges of this piece if you desire.)
Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp your large flower stamp with your matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad. Cut out your flower with scissors, dies, or punch.
Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp 2 small hearts cut out with scissors, dies, or punch.
If you want, ink the edges on the 4″ x 3″ cardstock and 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ cardstock. (If you don’t want to journal you could have another photo here.)
With your 1-1/4″ x 12″ cardstock strip punch the bottom edge with any border punch or die and stick on with Tear & Tape or Snail to your matching DSP approx. half an inch off the bottom.
Grab your photo, you could add a couple of mats if you want. Tie your ribbon around the photo.
Grab your 3-1/2” X 2-1/4″ cardstock for your journaling block (which you may have distressed or inked) and add your journaling or you could have another photo here.
Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock for a sentiment, stamp a small sentiment.
Stick your journaling block (or photo) with Tear & Tape or Snail to your distressed/inked 4″ x 3″ cardstock, leaving a small border on the bottom right hand side to stick your small sentiment. Add Tear & Tape to the back of this to stick under your photo.
Stick one of the stamped hearts beside your small sentiment on your journaling block on the right hand side of sentiment with a Glue Dot or two.
Now with your 4″ x 6″ photo, stick it on an angle between the 2 halves of the doily.
Add your 2nd stamped heart above the photo.
Add some Metallic Thread behind your stamped cut out large flower with some Glue Dots. Add to the bottom of the photo just overlapping your.
Add your wooden leaf embellishment under your flower with a Glue Dot or two.
Stick your 2 wooden heart embellishments with Glue Dots to the top left hand side of the photo.
Stamp your large title underneath the DSP toward the right hand side of the edge of cardstock base using matching Classic Stampin’ Pads Ink.
I LOVE snowflake stamps, just not snowflakes in real life so much. My vision for this card was to use the large snowflake as more of a medallion instead of a snowflake, I’m not sure I succeeded. I started with a sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#CAS269) and the color palette from Colour INKspiration Challenges (#CI32) but the Pink Pirouette just didn’t make it onto the final card.
I’ll be honest with you, I thought this stamp set would leave last year with Petite Petals. It really is a nice stamp set and punch combo but I always paired them together. I’m playing along with The Paper Players Challenge today (#PP390). (Notice I also used the Butterfly Basics “Happy Birthday”, I will miss that stamp.) I feel bad that two items on this card are already sold out, the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Pansy Punch are gone!
Here is the sketch I was following:
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I’ve really loved the heart stamp in the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the heart die in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Dies that coordinates. I decided to feature the heart stamp and the beautiful Petal Garden paper on this card using the sketch from the Global Design Project.
You can’t see it in either photo but the flowers have Wink of Stella on them.
I popped up the flower and banner on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’m playing along with the Global Design Project today (#GDP134).