I really enjoy the Sunday Stamps Challenges because it’s like starting the new week with something new to ponder. For this challenge, I’d already created two versions of a card but I didn’t love them. Then, I thought I could still do something I really loved.
Here’s my final card:
Here’s the challenge banner:
Once I Made the Decision….
It took me longer to decide what to do, even after I decided to use the daisies on this version of the card. Once I decided on the In Good Taste DSP, the rest fell into place finally fell into place. The DSP I chose adds so much texture to the front of the card without having to do anything else to it. This pattern with the underlayer of Night of Navy really caught my attention.
With the combination of the DSP and ribbon, I thought I needed to keep the card clean and simple. The challenge sketch is also clean and simple, so I thought I had a win-win.
Using the Sunday Stamps Challenge # 234 Sketch for My Card
After deciding three of the large daisies would be too much, I stamped six of the medium size daisies in TerraCotta Tile. I also stamped three partial daisies in Rococo Rose for the daisy centers. Punching the six Terracotta Tile daisies took just a few seconds. I also used the daisy punch to punch out the partial daisies to get the centers. All I had to do was trim them down put everything together. Easy Peasy.
In order to get all my punching done at once, I also stamped the sentiment. I cropped the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangle die set, then trimmed the Terracotta Tile mat.
The card base is Whisper White, with a foundation mat of Night of Navy both of which got cut to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
I cut the Terracotta Tile mat to 4-1/8 by 5- 3/8 inches. Since I try to save cardstock, I usually use the stitched rectangle dies to crop out the centers of the unseen parts of my mats. I did just that with both the Night of Navy and Terracotta Tile mats.
The DSP layer’s measurements step down another 1/8 inch on length and width. Therefore, I trimmed the DSP to 4 by 5-1/4 inches. At the same time, I trimmed a piece of DSP for the envelope flap. I always use a piece of DSP cut to 6 by 2-5/8 inches.
After adhering the two cardstock mats together using multipurpose liquid glue, I went to work on the ribbon. Lately I have been struggling with bows, so I knew I would be using a square knot. Some years ago I saw a Connie Stewart video regarding tying square knots. As a leftie, I still say her sequence in my head. Left over right, pull it tight. Right over left, pull the left. Ta-da! Success. I used a mini-glue dot to secure the ribbon to the DSP.
Finally, the time to attach the daisies arrived. I dry-fit the daisies to figure out where I needed to place the dimensionals. The bottom daisy only has two dimensionals, one at the top and the other at the bottom. Therefore, that daisy straddles the ribbon. The top two daisies each have one dimensional in the center to attach them.
I trimmed another piece of the DSP to 1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. This piece now lives on the bottom of the inside of the card. I didn’t put a sentiment on the inside because the sentiment can be used for many ocassions.
After adhering and trimming the DSP to the flap of the envelope, I had finished this card/envelope set. It’s happened many times before, but it took longer to write the blog than create the card once I figured out what I was doing.
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