Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Creative Card Share: So Happy For You

Hi Everyone,
Well, we are down to the final days of Sale-a-bration and today I decided to share with you a card design created using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, So Happy For You. The sentiments in this stamp set are wonderful and the font used to create them is very cheerful and carefree. The accent stamps that coordinate with the sentiments are a great way to add your own personal touch to your own creative projects.
This card design is a CASE of a card created by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Amy Braunscheidel. I really liked the Clean & Simple design of her card and decided to make my own using Cajun Craze cardstock for the card base to add a little spice to this card. Using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with my Bigshot, I embossed the border onto my card base. I combined the Cajun Craze with layers of Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cardstock.
The ribbon embellishment is actually created using the Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon as the base and then I layered the Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon on top to run down the center of the Very Vanilla Ribbon. I loved the way the combination works together to add another level to the card design.
The flower and flying butterfly designs are from the So Happy for You Sale-a-bration stamp set and I stamped them on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Cajun Craze Classic ink to tie in with the card base. The center of the flower is embellished with a gold brad and I punched it out using the 3/4" Circle Punch and then matted it onto another circle punched with the 1" Circle punch from Sahara Sand cardstock. I used a Stampin' Dimensional to attach it to the card front.
The Birthday Wishes sentiment is also from the So Happy for You Sale-a-bration Stamp set and I stamped this onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock with Basic Black Classic ink below the flying butterfly.
I really liked the clean and simple feel to this card but I wanted to see how this card design would look if I "stepped it up" another level. This time, I decided to emboss the Basic Black cardstock using the Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Next, I used a sponge dauber and the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and I lightly dabbed the shimmer paint onto the embossed areas of the Basic Black cardstock. I loved the elegant look it gave to the card and how it changed the feel of the card from something simple and carefree to something more elegant and classical.
I hope you have enjoyed today's Creative Card Share and I hope it inspires you to try looking at your card designs in a different way and seeing how you can "step it up" for a whole new look.
Remember, Sale-a-bration ends March 31st, so don't forget to place your order and earn the So Happy For You Sale-a-bration Stamp set or any of the other wonderful Sale-a-bration products before they disappear for good.
Contact me to place your order or visit my Online Store to shop 24/7.
Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts

Supplies Used (Stampin' Up! Only unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set: So Happy for You Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Basic Black Classic Inks
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Sponge Daubers, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

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