I made this card as a Thank You for a Workshop I have coming up.
I wanted to highlight some of the fabulous products we have in our Holiday Catalog
while thanking my Hostess for holding her workshop.
I hope she likes it as much as I do!
This card is featured on page 30 of our Holiday Catalog.
I hope I did the original artist's creation justice!
The card base is Island Indigo. In the original card, they used the Netting background stamp (AC pg 127 122655 $17.95) and stamped it in Island Indigo for a tone-on-tone look. However, I am sorry to say that I do not own this stamp - Yet! Grin! - so I had to use a retired background stamp - ouch! The designer papers are from the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper Pack (Holiday Catalog pg 28 126895 $10.95). I cut the striped piece 1 1/2" by 4 1/2" and used a square punch to flag the end. I then took a coordinating pattern from the same DP pack and cut a 4 1/2" strip with the
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (AC pg 183 119275 $15.95).
I cut that strip in half and attached half to each side of my striped piece with snail adhesive.
The original card was a landscape card but, because my flagged piece ended up a little too short,
it was at this point that I changed mine. I thought it looked better this way.
The image panel starts with a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock cut with a die from the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (Holiday Catalog pg 30 129021 $26.95). I then used a die the next size down to cut my inked image. I chose the "Thanks a Bunch" image from Friendship Preserves (Holiday Catalog pg 30 W: 127910 $21.95 C: 127913 $16.95). I colored the stamp with Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo markers - exactly as the original artist did.
I then ran a length of looped Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (AC pg 172 119959 $5.95/10yds)
under the cut out stamped image and attached it with snail adhesive.
I then "popped this up" onto my Lucky Limeade piece with Dimensionals.
Then that stack was attached to the card front with more Dimensionals.
I loved this card when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog and it's just as pretty in person!
I hope you have enjoyed this card and are inspired to CASE it yourself!
Thanks for stopping by today,