I decided to break out new paper, stamps and dies for this card that I made using the most recent Sunday Stamps sketch. I chose this sketch for the simple reason that the idea of three squares down one side of the card boggles my mind. So…challenge accepted!
- Card Base 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Base Panel 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Blue Layer 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
- Striped Layer 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
- I adore this new quilted heart die that I got for FREE with my order from Concord & 9th. And I saw this sentiment stamp and die set from Lil ‘Inker and knew that was the perfect sentiment for this card…but how to merge the two and still keep with the inspiration sketch? Hmmm…
- Once the stamps and dies were chosen…now paper! My favorite accessory! I literally went through all of my 6 x 6 paper stash and had lots of fun options, but I have been purchasing scrapbooking kits from Felicity Jane and these papers from the ‘Heidi’ line are GORGEOUS!!!
- I used the weathered wood paper for one of the quilted hearts and for the base layer as well. Then I chose two patterns from the same line and die cut them with a stitched rectangle die and added them at canted angles for a fun effect.
- Everything being a little wonky made trying to line my hearts up straight a bit of an issue! I finally (and don’t laugh) took a piece of twine, lined it up on my Stampin’ Grid Paper, taped it down at the top and bottom, and then slid my card base under the twine. One I made sure the card was straight as well, I used the line of the twine to aline the center points of the each heart, at the top and at the point. That made it much easier to be straight, but I’m sure there is a better way to have done this!
- The ‘because’ die has a matching stamp. I tried stamping the stamp and then die cutting it, but couldn’t line everything up, then I tried cutting the die cut out and lining it up with the stamp set in my MISTI and that worked better but the ‘s’ in the stamp and the die aren’t quite the same! Third time is a charm, right? I simply took the stamped die and turned it upside down into my Onyx Versafine ink! That did the trick! And it’s REALLY black! I love it!
- I added a bit of Powder Pink shimmer ribbon in the upper left hand corner and anchored it with a Black Rhinestone Jewel.A couple more in the lower right hand corner for balance and voila!
I’m pretty happy with how the card turned out. I wanted to try to create a more modern, maybe a little of a ‘Joanna Gaines’ type valentine card and think I achieved that goal. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you soon! If you have a minute, I would love hearing your feedback!
Here’s the sketch I used from Sunday Stamps:
Blessings to you.
Card Stock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Heidi by Felicity Jane
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black
Stamps: Because by Lil ‘Inker
Dies: Quilted Heart by Concord & 9th; Because and Stitched Mats: Rectangles by Lil ‘Inker; Envelope Liner Die (retired) by Stampin’ Up!
Tools: Big Shot by Stampin’ Up!
Embellishments: Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon and Black Rhinestone Basic Jewels by Stampin’ Up!
Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope by Stampin’ Up!