haven't finished sharing all my swaps yet, but I was getting withdrawal
symptons from not crafting, so I remedied that yesterday afternoon!
I decided to
make the two cards we were given at Team Training last weekend, but
I've added my spin to them - they look similar but not the same!
hadn't bought the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
(DSP), because it really isn't the kind of style I normally
Recently I've seen some fabulous projects made using it, so I added it to my wishlist!
I decided I really
needed it, so I was really pleased to see that it was one of the products we
received in our goody bags.
The changes I've made to my card aren't major, but I'm surprised how
different my card looks compared with Natalie's card.
I think the biggest change I made was the sentiment; the original had JUST FOR YOU, but I changed it to HAPPY
The second major change was I started my card with a
base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), then I had a layer of Melon Mambo
CS - Natalie started with a card base of Melon Mambo.
As there are
several layers on this card, I really didn't need to use the Whisper
White card base; I just like to have the white edging!
took a piece of Powder Pink CS, and dry embossed it by using the Simple
Stripes Embossing Folder that's featured on page 4 of the Spring/Summer
Next I punched two strips of Calypso Coral CS, using the Decorative
Ribbon Border Punch, and adhered each strip on the back of two pieces of
DSP, making sure the scallop edge was facing outwards.
adhered the dry embossed Powder Pink CS onto the Melon Mambo cs layer, and
then adhered the larger piece of DSP to which I had adhered the scallop
Then I dry embossed a smaller piece of Powder Pink CS, and
adhered it to a slightly larger piece of Melon Mambo CS.
I took a piece of Whisper White CS to stamp the sentiment, in a
straight line down the right-hand side, using four different colours.
have to confess, I did feel like cheating and using just one large
sentiment, because I didn't fancy stamping one sentiment, washing and
drying the stamp, stamping again with another colour, and so on!
I used the correct stamp, I would only have needed to stamp it eight
times, but the stamp I chose was a fair bit slimmer and I had to stamp
it ten times.
I'm really glad I didn't succumb to laziness
because I'm so pleased with the finished effect!
only reason all the stamped sentiments are in a beautiful straight line is
because I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig!
That is such a great tool, at an
amazing price and is invaluable.
If you struggle with keeping images and/or
sentiments in straight lines, treat yourself to a Stamp-a-ma-jig- you'll be so glad you did!
I'd finished stamping all the sentiments, I added one individual Gold
Flake from the Gold Glitter Flakes against the beginning of each
sentiment - boy, did that require some patience! LOL!
I adhered the Whisper White CS layer
to a layer of Melon Mambo CS, and on the left-hand side I added the
smaller piece of DSP that I'd adhered the scalloped trim to.
Next I adhered
the Melon Mambo CS layer - which was adhered to the dry embossed Powder Pink CS layer - on to the card base at an
Then I took the Melon Mambo CS layer - which was adhered to the Whisper White CS layer with the sentiments - and adhered it using
Dimensionals, keeping it in a straight line over the offset piece.
there weren't any stamped images on this card, I decorated the inside
of the card by adding a layer of Melon Mambo CS, with a top layer of Whisper White CS.
I took a slim strip of DSP, and added a scalloped trim to the inside
edge, and using Tombow, I adhered this to the right hand side inside the
I hope this wasn't too confusing, but there are several layers which made it rather difficult to explain!
I hope you have a super weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!