There are times I wish I could do easy cards! One of the cards I shared with you recently is a great card to send during the lockdown just to let people know you’re thinking about them. Yesterday I was fully focussed on getting up to date with my accounts and once I’d finished I decided to start making more of these special cards and I made the grand total of six! I feel I should give myself 100 lines, i.e. Must try a lot harder! LOL!
When I started working on today’s card, I decided to use the Peaceful Poppy Elements with some Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP). I took a Poppy Parade Cardstock (CS) card base out of the card box and then reached for the DSP. I picked up the offcuts folder and I saw two designs in Pool Party side by side and it struck me how lovely they looked together! I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve seen them next to each other but it certainly is the first I thought wow!
I put the Poppy Parade CS card base away and reached for a Pool Party CS one. The cardstock and DSP all looked so lovely together and I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. I chose the tall single poppy plus bud element and took out two of them, i.e. one for the front of the card and one for the inside. Instead of the regular portrait style card I seem to favour, I decided to go with a landscape card.
I played with the two pieces of Pool Party DSP to see which one I wanted on top and which one for the background. The stripes won the top place! More often than not, when I use a stripe designed DSP, I put the stripes going from top to bottom on the narrow part of the DSP. The middle strip is 1¾” wide, and I adhered it over the red poppy design before adhering it to the Whisper White CS layer.
I held off adding the DSP layers to the card base until I’d finished decorating it just in case I wanted to add some ribbon. To mount the single poppy and bud image, I took a piece of Whisper White CS and die-cut a layer to mount it on using the no. 4 die from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I wasn’t sure if the image was fitting a bit too snuggly but I decided the larger size die would make the image look too small, so I stayed with die. no 4.
I adhered the image to the label using Mini Dimensionals, and adhered it off to the left-hand side of the Pool Party strip across the centre of the card. Next, I needed a sentiment and I knew I wanted to have a one-line greeting that was slim enough to be punched out with the Classic Label Punch. I had a look in the notebook on my desk where I have a page of stamped birthday greetings plus the name of the stamp set they’re from. I chose Birthday Wishes from Varied Vases.
Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White CS and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. After adhering it to the striped DSP in the bottom right-hand corner, I was ready to adhere the whole DSP layers to the Pool Party CS card base. Inside the card, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS and then added another Peaceful Poppies Element – the same as on the front of the card – in the bottom right-hand corner.
Up until today’s card, I think I’ve only ever used red cardstock with the Peaceful Poppies Suite and see this Pool Party card like a breath of cool fresh air! That’s about it for today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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