Tuesday, October 9, 2012



I saw a card like this on the internet at some point and have to give the credit to Sharon Field at www.createdbyu.blogspot.com (who is a Stampin Up Creative Coach).  Check out her website for inspiration.  You will love it.   My card isn't exactly like hers but the style is very close.....

Supplies:
Paper:  Stampin Up 'Whisper White', 'Old Olive', 'Real Read', Water Color Paper
Stamps:  More Merry Messages and Kidoodles
Ink:  Black Stazon
Chalk:  Stampin Up
Embelishments:  Rubber Cafe 'Red' Jellies and Stampin Up Red Polka-dot Ribbon
Adhesive:  Rubber Cafe Double-sided tape and Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Dimensionals (SU), Pop-up Dots (SU).
Misc: Paper Cutter, Big Shot, Embossing Folder 'Holly' by Sizzix,Postage Stamp Punch from Stampin Up, Blender Pen (SU).

Steps: 
  1.  Cut a card base that folds to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" using Whisper White.
  2.  Cut card front to emboss 4" X 5 1/4" using Whisper White.
  3.  Run card front through Big Shot to emboss.
  4.  Adhere the card front to the card base.
  5.  Cut a green strip from Old Olive Cardstock measuring 5" X 1 1/2".
  6.  Cut a red strip from Real Read Cardstock measuring 4 7/8 X 1 5/8".
  7.  Adhere the red strip to the green strip. 
  8.  Stamp the images on Water Color Paper using Stazon black ink.
  9.  Color the images using a blender pen (SU) and chalk.
10.  Punch out the images using the Postate Stamp Punch.
11.  Adhere to the red strip with double sided tape.
12.  Using Pop-up Dots....adhere the decorated strip to the card.  This will lift the strip a bit giving
       it dimension. 
13.  Stamp the 'message' on Water-color paper with Black Stazon or any black ink.
14.  Cut a piece of 'Old Olive' slightly larger than the word image.
15.  Mount the verse on the green cardstock and then adhere to the card front.
16.  Tie a bow and stick it to card-front with a glue dot. 

So fun!  Hope you will try it.....
Blessings to you.....
                          

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