Our mini-heatwave ended with some huge thunderstorms and rain that came down so quickly and so heavily the drains couldn’t cope! Needless to say this caused localised flooding for a huge number of people across the UK. Fortunately for most, it settled without getting into houses and doing any damage but many people were not so fortunate and are now cleaning up the mess.
My card today was inspired by a card made by my Facebook friend Maddalena. There are a lot of differences between our two cards but I copied her idea of stamping three bows on a vertical strip of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). Maddalena used a white gel pen and drew some lines on her bows which gives the impression of a shine. It looked very effective.
The sizes for my strips are as follows: Whisper White CS 1½” x 5 3/8″ (US 5 1/8″); Basic Black CS 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (US 5 1/8″); Real Red CS 2″ x 5 3/8″ (US 5 1/8″). You probably know red, black and white is my favourite colour combo which was the driving force behind the two layers for the image strip. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the three bows using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Using a piece of scrap paper which I had cut to the same size as my Whisper White CS strip, I lined the stamp up for the first image. I swapped over to my piece of cardstock and stamped the first bow. Next, I moved my plate down towards the end and also moved my cardstock so the bottom image was close to the bottom edge.
Next, I moved the plate back to the middle and it was easy to line the stamp up to get the image right in the centre of the other two bows. I put the top layer for the inside of my card in the Stamparatus and stamped a bow in the bottom right-hand corner. Using my Light and Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends I coloured all four bows. I finished the bows by painting over them all using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. The sentiment HAPPY CHRISTMAS is from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. I found a strip of cardstock that was the right width in my drawer of Whisper White CS offcuts and lined it up in my Stamparatus after I had tested it on scrap paper to make sure it was straight.
The top layer on the front of my card is from the Wonder of the Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). When I started looking for a DSP to go with my card design I was surprised by how many packs of DSP included Real Red! After I put my card together I added some Silver Metallic Pearls in groups of three which I had seen Rachel Tessman doing the previous day on YouTube.
Although the pearls are still random I like them when they are in groups! I adhered my two layers inside my card which included the top layer that I had decorated. The only job I have today is to make tomorrow’s video. I’ve made two prototypes of my project so I’ll go straight into making a completed card and then I’ll be ready to start videoing!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and I’ll look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”