This week's Stampin' Fun Friday features another Valentine's-ish card that could also be an anniversary card or just an "I love you" card.
I pulled the following products to get started. I ended up adding additional cardstock colors but kept the supplies basically to what you see here:
I started by cutting the following Silhouette design from Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow cardstock:
Then I cut the scallop mat from Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy cardstock and the rounded square from Neenah Solar White Cardstock using the following Silhouette design:
I wanted a long label/banner to stamp the greeting. I found this one from the Silhouette store. I modified it a bit (removed the circles) and it worked perfectly. I cut it from Papertrey Ink's Fine Linen cardstock:
*FYI* Cutting Papertrey Ink cardstock with your Silhouette. I usually discourage using the Papertrey Ink cardstock with the Silhouette. Not because their cardstock isn't top notch but because it is so top notch that it is super thick and the Silhouette tends to not always love it. However, I had no problems cutting any of the above designs and here's why:
- I cut simple shapes. Nothing intricate or fancy here. I ungrouped the designs and removed anything small that wasn't necessary to complete my card.
- I double cut every design (meaning the Silhouette cut everything twice).
- I used an almost new cutting mat (I always, always use the thick cutting mats). It isn't brand new but it isn't old either. Lots of sticky left.
- Last, and probably most important: I used an almost new blade. Just switched it out last week. A newer, sharper blade will cut through thicker cardstock (and all paper) easier than an old/dull one.
Time to assemble and stamp: my favorite part!
I used a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss just the front of the die cut card. Super simple but looks elegant. I haven't embossed in forever.
*note to self* use my embossing folders! In fact, I ordered several Papertrey Ink ones to add to my collection.
I used Stampin' Up's Basic Gray Ink to stamp the greeting on the label/banner.
The Stamp-a-ma-jig is a must to get perfect placement with wood-mount stamps. Perfect stamping every time.
Aren't these Hero Arts Person stamps the cutest? I love these. And I think they would be rockin' on a scrapbook layout too...just sayin'.
A look at the layers adhered together with a piece of Stampin' Up's new seam binding ribbon between the two mats, tied in a pretty bow.
I felt like the greeting strip needed a little somethin' somethin'. The Hero Arts Plaid background and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink did the job. Very subtle.
I added a Stampin' Up button to the girl and attached the greeting border with foam adhesive.
Hero Arts gems finish the greeting.
One additional greeting stamped inside and the card is finished.
Stampin' Up Inks: Basic Gray & Baja Breeze
Close To My Heart Ink: White Daisy
Stampin' Up Button Brights Collection
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
Have a super weekend filled with creativity and happiness. Hugs!