My most recent blog is gone and I'm back with Typepad at StampinWithFran.typepad.com. Having the StamapinFun.com blog cancel without my knowing it was about to end was a sad thing. That would have been an ideal time to stop blogging. But I enjoy blogging and LOVE hearing from my readers. So I decided to continue. My previous blog was still availible at Typepad, so here I am.
My card was inspired by a card I saw on StampinConnection.com. That is a web site for Stampin' Up Demonstrators. Michelle Edwards mae a card using a punch along the outside margins of her card and put a Christmas Stocking in the center. The punchused is now retired from Stampin' Up. I know there are lots of people out there that keep their punches. You actually keep all your stuff and don't get rid of it just because it is retired. Don't You? I don't remember the name of the punch. Do you recognize it?
To make this card, I cut a piece of card stock in half lengthwise, leaving me with a piece measuring 11" x 4 1/4". I used my scoring tool to score the card across the middle. I then folded the card on the score line and now have a card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I lined the side of the punch up with the score line at the top of the card and made my first punch. I then slid the punch down, lining it up with the design on the punch platform and made my second punch. I then flipped the card over and repeated the punching process.
I cut a center panel of Night of Navy cardstock 1 5/8" x 5 1/4" and applied it leaving an even margin of Pool Party all around the panel. I then cut a panel of Pool Party measuring 1 1/2" x 5 1/4". I stamped the tree with the boughs from Evergreen stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink. Pool Party ink didn't show up well under the glitter of embossing. I cut the tree out using paper snips and rubbed it across my VersaMark ink pad. I then sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat embossed the tree. I used the small star from the Holiday Framelit Collection to cut out a star from silver Glimmer Paper. I added that to the top of the tree and added the compleded tree to the front of the card using dimensionals. The message below the tree is from the Teeny Tiny Messages Stamp Set. It was stamped in Night of Navy ink and cut out using the Bitty Banner Framelits.
Inside the card, I started with a Night of Navy measuring 4" x 5 1/4". I added a layer of two Glimmer Paper panels over the Navy leaving 1/8" margins on the side of the card. The Glimmer Paper Panels measure 1 3/16" x 5 1/4". The Navy only shows in the center. The center panel of Pool Party measures 1 7/16". The message inside the card measures almost as big as the panel. I was able to "eyeball it" and get it centered. If you have trouble, stamp first and then cut your panel around the message. All products used are from Stampin' Up.
Stamps used: Evergreen, Teeny Tiny Messages, More Merry Messages
Papers: Pool Party Card stock, Night of Navy Card stock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, VersaMark
Accessories: star from Holiday Collection Framelits, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Big Shot, Heating tool, un named punch, I'm sorry I don't know what it was called.
If you have any questions, email me firstname.lastname@example.org
'bye for now, Fran