Today, I have unashamedly CASE’d a card made and shared by Amanda, who is a lady in my team. You may recall I have shared some of Amanda’s work before! I was very re-assured by Amanda’s card because she had used red, and I had been thinking for a masculine anniversary card I should use blue!
Apart from the colour, the other major difference between our cards is the Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for the puzzle. Amanda had used the retired All My Love DSP. If I was making a personal card as well, I would have used paper from that design as well. However, as my card is for my blog, I had to use something current. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a DSP pack that included hearts!
This left me with two options! The first was to use plain white, but I felt it would look more like a wedding card, than an anniversary card! My second option was to create my own DSP, which is the route I decided to take. I chose to use Pacific Point and Whisper White for my colour combination, and took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). The dies that go with the Love You To PIeces Stamp Set are called Puzzle Pieces Dies. I took the puzzle die and drew round the edge lightly with a pencil.
Next I took the little stamp that has a small cluster of five hearts. I inked the stamp with Pacific Point, and stamped the hearts once within the square I’d drawn from the die, and I stamped again so I had a second generation image. I repeated this leaving a fair sized gap between each image until I’d filled the square.
When I was happy with the look of the square and the hearts, I embossed the piece of Whisper White CS. Next I die-cut the puzzle, and started adhering each puzzle piece, one by one, to a piece of Pacific Point CS I’d cut slightly larger than the puzzle. I stamped the single plain puzzle piece from the stamp set, and stamped WE JUST FIT inside it. This sentiment is also from the stamp set.
I took the single stamp die to cut the stamp out and was really surprised the die was too big for the stamp! LOL!! Fussy cutting was my only option. I used the same HAPPY ANNIVERSARY sentiment that I used yesterday, which is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. I die cut it using the no 1 straight cut die from the Layering Ovals Dies.
To decorate the inside of my card, I stamped first and second generation hearts the same as on my puzzle on the front of my card. My finished card size is 5½” x 5½”, and there are two options for an envelope. First, you can use your Envelope Punch Board to make your own, or the second easier option, which is what I do, is to buy them from the local craft shop!
I should have asked Amanda if I could have shared a photograph of her card here for you all to see. Going forward, I’ll try and remember to ask anyone in my team whose work I CASE, if I can share their photograph! My job for today is to make Sunday’s video! I know the fancy fold card I’m featuring, but I’m not sure if I’m using the design I’ve used for my prototype or not!!
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