Good morning, my peeps! Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown! It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name. Way more impact! 😉
Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed). Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day. I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest! Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!
My card today is one of “those” cards.
You know. The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”. Those ones.
Well. I did that. And then I overthought it. So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned. But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.
I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day. Take a look-see:
I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat. Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.
For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle. To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time. Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂
I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.
My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist. Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.
I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.
On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel. Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…
…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty! I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Hope you like!
P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)
Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap
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Finn-Fan Fix – no new pictures of the Finn today!
Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂