Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fresh Cuts Card

As soon as I saw these two stamp sets ("Fresh Cuts" and "Great Friend"), I knew I had to have them both and I knew right away that I would eventually make this card. I love that it is a fairly simple card to make and could be easily done in any color scheme. I chose purples, but I think it would be lovely in Old Olive and Very Vanilla or in Basic Black and Whisper White, and of course in any shade of pink (I'm partial to pink).

To make this card, I stamped the large background stamp from the Fresh Cuts set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

Once the image was dry, I cut it out with my paper trimmer leaving an even white border around the image. I then mounted it on Rich Razzleberry and then Orchid Opulence cardstock. To add some interest, I used textured Orchid cardstock. I tied on the white ribbon (Sticky Strip adhesive works well for securing the ribbon) and then mounted it all onto a Rich Razzleberry card I had cut, scored and folded.

Then I stamped the butterfly from the Great Friend stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Because I didn't have the craft pad, but I did want to emboss the butterfly for dimension, I stamped the image twice: first with Rich Razzleberry craft ink and then again with Versamark ink. To make sure the Versamark ink went exactly where it should, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig tool to get precise stamp placement each time. I then sprinkled the Versamark ink with embossing powder and heated it with my embossing gun.

When the butterfly was cooled down, I cut it out with my paper snips and mounted it on the background image with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Because I sometimes like the inside of the card to be a happy surprise, I decided to decorate it as well. I cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to fit on the inside panel and leave an even border of Rich Razzleberry behind it. Before I mounted it in the card, I used our Ticket Corner punch on each corner and then stamped the floral image (from the Fresh Cuts set) on two opposite corners in Rich Razzleberry. Besides it being a nice suprise for the recipient to have a decorated interior, it allowed me a lighter color on which to write my greetings. If desired, you could also stamp a greeting or wish on the inside panel of this card.

I thought this card could be used for a variety of occasions: thank you, thinking of you, feminine birthday, Mother's day, just because....the list goes on and on.

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Supplies used on this card:
Stamps: Fresh Cuts - #111634; Great Friend - #113792
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (classic) - #115658; Orchid Opulence (classic) - #101859; Versamark ink pad - #102283
Cardstock: Whisper White (8-1/2"x11") - #100730; Rich Razzleberry cardstock (8-1/2"x11") - #115316; Orchid Opulence (8-1/2" x 11" SMOOTH) - #100969 OR texture (only comes in 12"x12" variety pack) - #108698
Tools: Paper Snips (fine-nosed scissors) - #103579; Ticket Corner Punch - #107214; Heat Tool - #100005; Stamp-a-ma-jig - #101049
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (great for adhering the ribbon on this project) - #104294; Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam dots) - #104430
Other: Clear Emboss Powder - #109130; Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - #109025

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