It’s the weekend again. Is it me or are weeks getting shorter? Yesterday I had my first play with the Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies. There’s also a gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP) that goes with this as well – it’s called World of Good DSP and I’d been using it yesterday when I was working on this week’s video.
The card base is the new InColour called Cinnamon Cider and I loving this colour because It’s great for masculine cards without being dark and dreary. I put it with Basic Black Cardstock (CS) and Crumb Cake CS – what a super combo? I embossed the top Crumb Cake CS layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.
I’m pleased to see that Stampin’ Up have put TIPS on the back of the embossing folder packet explaining two suggested ways how to get the best results from it. The first suggestion is to spritz the cardstock with water and the second suggestion is to break the fibres of the paper by bending and curling the cardstock against the edge of a table. My preferred method is spritzing with water.
For the black supports for the globes, I die-cut four of each stand and adhered them together. I wasn’t particularly worried about the short stand but I felt the tall one was too slim to try and adhere it to such a well-embossed layer. This taught me that if the globe is positioned very carefully, the black crossbar can be hidden. I’ve seen several cards where the line is exposed but I think it looks heaps better if it’s concealed!
I wanted to make this as a Father’s Day card but the only HAPPY FATHER’S DAY sentiment I have is in Geared Garage and it’s in the shape of a car badge which I felt would be totally wrong for my card! I found HAPPY and FATHER’S DAY in the Well Said Stamp Set so I set them up on my Stamparatus. To add some decoration, I used a swirly stamp from the Beautiful World Stamp Set to put a between the two stamps.
I have left the stamps set up on my Stamparatus so I can go back and make a couple more Father’s Day cards if I choose to do so! Another advantage of using my Stamparatus is that I was able to stamp the words several times until the sentiment was as dark as I wanted it to be! I die-cut the sentiment using the Layering Oval Dies straight cut die no 3 and a Basic Black CS layer using the scalloped oval die no. 3.
n’t know what to do inside the card so I have currently left it blank apart from adhering a Basic Black CS middle layer and a Crumb Cake CS top layer. It’s better for me to leave it blank until I can think of something sensible for the inside rather than doing something in a hurry and regret my decision! I can always go back.
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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