I LOVE how my card turned out! The beauty about creating cards is JUST START somewhere and see where you end up regarding the end result. My card started with a layout from Freshly Made Sketches #501. By the way, it’s been way too long since I participated in one of their challenges. I knew that I wanted to use the distinctive floral stamp from the Sentimental Rose Kit Collection, which you can see in my previous blog post. This is to show you that once you complete a kit, you can STILL use the stamp set that comes with these kits!
My sentiment Thank You is a THEME challenge at Global Design Project, which I have never participated in any of their challenges so I’m excited to do so today! I looked through my stamp sets for a Thank You stamp and settled on the one in the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set. So I chose a card layout, a stamp(s), and then I wanted to select my cardstock from the Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper pack of DSP has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. Really bright and fun colors and patterns on one side and fun black and white patterns on the back sides of each one!
My layout inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches #501:
My Thank You Theme challenge is from Global Design Project #307:
I started my card out with the Basic White card base, added DSP to the front panel. The black and white buffalo check pattern is the back side of the floral DSP. So I went with it! I used my Stamparatus to create my front panel, which was die cut using the Stitched Rectangles. I popped that panel up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed my Thank You sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, which includes three embossing powders: black, clear, and white. I LOVE EMBOSSING to get that raised texture plus it just adds a bit of something extra special to a card. NOTE: I popped up the top end of the Thank You Basic Black cardstock with a Stampin’ Dimensional but used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the strip onto the card. I added a white bow using the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. This pack includes 5 spools: Crumb Cake & White (10 yards each) and Blcak, Gray Granite, and Very Vanilla (5 yards each). To finish my card, I added Silver Metallic Pearls from the Metallic Pearls pack that has both God and Silver. REMEMBER: You can use different stamps and other cardstock/DSP to create my card!
My Other Cards!
We all have different levels of creating. I love creating SIMPLE cards but I also like to show how you can step them up. Whether you are a BEGINNER, CASUAL, or an AVID cardmaker, I have you covered today! The card I showcase at the top of my post for my challenges is considered AVID. The ones below are BEGINNER and CASUAL. The CASUAL has the added metallic pearls! It’s really just that simple!
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