Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks With Boho Blossoms

Stampin' Up! Four Frames Heartfelt Thanks Handstamped Card

I wanted to create a special card for a special customer and the result was this lovely "Heartfelt Thanks" greeting card. I really like the special cut of the card and I may try it again with some future creations.

For the card base, I cut a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock down the middle lengthwise (at 4-1/4"), scored and folded at 5-1/2". I embossed it (card front only) using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder in the Big Shot. Next, I cropped about half an inch off the card front and attached a scalloped strip of Night of Navy on the back side. For a pop of color I added a strip of Calypso Coral next to the scallop edge.

The inside was stamped with the dots border image from the Borderlines stamp set - a really fun and versatile set that you will find TONS of uses for once you use it.  It was stamped using VersaMark ink and clear embossed.

The greeting was created using the Four Frames stamp set with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White; and the Fabulous Phrases stamp set with Calypso Coral ink. The image was cropped using the Decorative Label Punch and attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The flowers were created using the Boho Blossoms Punch (omitting the medium sized blossom). The smaller flowers were snipped between each "scallop" to create the effect of individual petals. The tiny flower centers were cropped using the largest hole punch of the Crop-A-Dile, although I just realized I could have used the "sprinkles" from the Cupcake Builder Punch. The larger flower was punched out twice and layered along with another small flower and topped off with a Calypso Coral Designer Printed Brad.

Finishing up the card is the new Denim Jean Ribbon tied in a simple knot. This ribbon is super cute and will look great on kid/teen projects, but I think you could also do some fun "manly cards" using it too! Obviously, it was right at home on this type of project as well (wink).

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:

STAMPS: Borderlines (W-122640, C-122642), Fabulous Phrases (W-117002, C-120501), Four Frames (W-123440, C-123442)
INK: VersaMark (102283), Night of Navy (102977), Calypso Coral (122939)
PAPER: Crumb Cake (120953), Night of Navy (100867), Calypso Coral (122925), Whisper White (100730)
TOOLS: Heat Tool (100005), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Perfect Polk Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Decorative Label Punch (120907)
ACCESSORIES: In-Color Designer Printed Brads (122940), Blue 3/8” Denim Jean Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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