Yesterday morning Vicki, hubby Leigh and daughter Molly popped over to drop off our shopping they had added to their food delivery. We knew that Molly had bought this outfit but we weren’t expecting her to wear it over. It the link below works, you’ll see the total look of surprise on my face. I’ve shared it on Facebook and this is the link (I’m not computer savvy so I don’t know if this will work…………. I hope it does, it’s so funny! In case it doesn’t work, please see the still photograph at the end of this post! https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/517255512305902/?entry_source=FEED
I spent most of yesterday afternoon working on my card for tomorrow’s video. It’s a card I shared a few days ago which hubby said it “must be a video”! I made two cards using the same idea to see how else the technique could be applied and would the result be just as good! I made two cards, both of which I’m pleased with and I have one more idea to try before I make the video later today!
After I’d watched the government’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, I started working on today’s card. This is the third day in a row that I have used Designer Series Paper (DSP) to do the work for the card instead of a stamped and coloured image. These cards are great for helping to use up scraps and DSP that will be retiring soon!
Today’s card could quite easily be used as a masculine card. I deliberately didn’t add a bow to the ribbon, and I used a star instead of pearls or rhinestones. The star is from the Star Designer Elements but I think the card needs more than one. I will probably add some to the ribbon so they are more of a feature. The top half of the front of the card has been embossed with the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.
The measurements of the DSP and the embossed cardstock are 5 3/8″ x 1 7/8″. For North America, the pieces should measure 5 1/8″ x 1 7/8″. You will need to overlap the two pieces where they meet in the centre; put the cardstock over the DSP. I have done it this way to avoid having to give measurements in sixteenths of an inch or giving different measurements for the two pieces! Hopefully, my way will cause the least confusion!
I wrapped a length of retired Pear Pizzazz ribbon around the centre of the card where the top two pieces meet. The sentiment I chose is BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST DAYS and is from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set. I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Pear Pizzazz Ink. I used the Stitched Shape Dies circle no. 2 to die-cut the sentiment and I used no. 3 for the Pear Pizzazz CS layer for the sentiment.
I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card but I was unsure about how to decorate it! This is the difficulty of letting DSP do the work for the card! In the absence of any image on the front of the card, the only real option I had was to use a piece of the DSP. I cut a half-inch wide strip of the DSP and adhered it about a quarter of an inch up from the bottom of the Whisper White CS layer.
I also added a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz CS above the DSP because I felt the DSP strip looked rather lost on a sheet of white cardstock because there’s a lot of white in the DSP design already. The Pear Pizzazz strip is a small detail but it makes such a difference! I forgot to mention that I adhered the sentiment to the Pear Pizzazz circle and then popped them up using Dimensionals.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: inside 1 piece 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Top layer: outside – see post
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: inside 1 piece 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Top layer: outside – see post
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