Thursday, July 9, 2015

Celebrating Creativity - Day 9

Today I post my last Convention sample using the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Tin of Cards Stamp set.  This final card allows you to add a splash of color to your DSP.  I chose to use Calypso Coral because I love the color of the twine and you can buy the marker separately from the Many Marvelous Markers set so I don't have to have an anxiety attack during a class that someone might ruin the marker!

This card came about because I miss-cut my DSP to 5 x 2 instead of 5 1/2 x 2 for the card posted earlier this week.  This paper is too beautiful to waste, so I played around with having a 1/4 border on the card pieces.  Start by coloring the roses on your DSP using your Calypso Coral marker. Layer your DSP on the folded Sahara Sand card using adhesive.  Add a 5 x 1 1/2 piece of Basic Black to the top.

An important part of this card is separating the twine.  Here are the steps for that and placing it on the card.

1 - Fray your twine into three pieces - it naturally will do this if you twist the top.

2 - Pull the three strands apart and run them over your fingernail to straighten out the curls.  Think of how you curl a ribbon at Christmas - same idea.

3 - Place 5" of Tear & Tape Adhesive between the DSP and Basic Black cardstock.  Burnish with a bone folder and pull up the tape.  If any of it is on the DSP or cardstock, just rub it down with your finger so it's only on the Sahara Sand.

4 - Place the strands on the card. I start by putting a bundle on the bottom and top and then placing the last one in the middle.  If needed, fluff it out with your fingers.

5 - Cut the ends using your Craft Scissors.

To finish out the card, stamp the saying on a scrap of Very Vanilla and punch out with the 2 1/2 Circle Punch.  Layer onto a 2 3/8 Circle Scallop in Sahara Sand. Layer on the card using dimensionals.

  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Timeless Elegance DSP
  • Stamp Set: Tin of Cards
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embellishments: 2 1/2 Circle Punch, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Calypso Coral Marker, Calypso Coral Thick Twine, Dimensionals, Craft Scissors, Tape and Tear Adhesive, and Adhesive.
If you are interested in purchasing the Tin of Cards stamp set or any of the products above, please visit my online store and enter hostess code E9K9QN9B upon checkout.

I will be offering these four cards with a Stacy's Stampin' Kit.  What is that, you ask?  A SSK is a kit that you get in the mail.  You will receive these four cards, all cut and kitted for you to stamp, plus the stamp set and the Calypso Coral marker.  The cost for the Tin of Cards SSK will be $35, which includes sending it priority USPS.  Contact me today if you are interested in this option.

Come back tomorrow to check out my June 2015 Paper Pumpkin samples!

Have a craftastic day,

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