Monday, September 10, 2012

August/September Swap Card

This is the card I made for both the August Front Range Stampers meeting and the September 8 Stampin' Up! Regional Conference in Denver.  The only subtle difference is that for the card on the right I used Island Indigo ink to distress the edges of the "Thank You" tag; for the other I used Early Espresso.

Inspiration: Lisa Brown (


Stamp Set:
                Perfectly Penned

                Early Espresso card stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 4-3/16” x 3-3/16”; scrap for die cut)
                Island Indigo card stock (5-5/16” x 4-1/16”)
                Very Vanilla card stock (scrap for die cut)
                Natural Composition DSP (4” x 3”)

                Classic Stampin’ Pads:
                        Cajun Craze
                        Early Espresso
                        Island Indigo

Stampin’ Up! Accessories & Tools:
                Stampin’ Sponge
                Big Shot & Apothecary Accents Framelits Die
                Decorative Label Punch
                1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla)
                SNAIL Adhesive
                Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Early Espresso card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card.
2. Sponge Early Espresso around edges of Island Indigo card stock; adhere to front of card.
3. Sponge Cajun Craze ink randomly on Natural Composition Specialty DSP; wipe with tissue to remove ink from embossed images.  Repeat both steps with Island Indigo ink, and then with Early Espresso ink, covering entire piece with ink.  Adhere to Early Espresso 4-3/16" x 3-3/16" card stock.  Wrap ribbon from back to front around both pieces and tie in a bow at the far left.
4. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock; use Big Shot and Die to cut out.  Sponge color around edges.  Punch Decorative Label from Early Espresso.  Adhere Very Vanilla die cut to Early Espresso label.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card over ribbon.
Pretty simple and very elegant!
Cathy  ;D

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