Brayered Bouquet

I've been playing around with a new technique and thought I'd share what I came up with.  The key to this card is the Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I began this card at a workshop where I demonstrated this fun technique.  Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Dusty Durango is the color scheme for this card.  I used a plain piece of Whisper White card stock run through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet folder.  Then I flipped the card stock over and used a Brayer to apply Dusty Durango Classic Ink all over the paper with very light pressure.  Because the images were "debossed" the ink didn't go down into the flower image.  Next I inked up the En Francais background stamp with Always Artichoke Classic Ink and stamped over the top of the image.  Again, because of the debossed images, the background stamp didn't go into the white areas.  This technique is so quick and easy and the results are gorgeous!  The card didn't need much else to complete it with such an eye-catching background, so I simply stamped a greeting from With All My Heart on So Saffron card stock, punched it out with the Designer Label Punch and adhered it behind a piece from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit using Always Artichokes Brads from the Rich Regals Brad collection.  The border of So Saffron card stock  was decorated using the Eyelet Border Punch.

Item No. 107590 Modern Label Punch $15.95
Item No. 115964 Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102395 Brayer $12.50
Item No. 111325 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit $29.95
Item No. 109521 En Francais background stamp $17.95
Item No. 106953 Rich Regals Brads $8.95
Item No. 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95

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Aly’s Birthday Gift Card Holder

We celebrated lots of birthdays in the family this past weekend, and one of them is my daughter, Aly's birthday which was back in January!  We've all been either sick, out of town or very busy, so this is the first chance we've had to get together.

While at Leadership Convention in Phoenix in January, I bought Aly the Stampin' Up! watch we could get at Memento Mall this year.  It has four different watch bands that are all Stampin' Up! ribbons!  So for this weekend's celebration, I got her a gift card to a local clothing store for a little something special to wear.  And in Stampin' Up! style, the packaging is everything, right?  Well, here's what I did with the gift card:

I used our beautiful Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set, With All My Heart, along with the new Sending Love Epoxy Brads in Real Red.  The new Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch coordinates with the stamp set to punch out the cute image on the front.  I used markers to ink up the sentiment that comes with the set and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch.  Here's how you make the base: 

  • Cut the designer paper or card stock 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Score that paper at 3", 5-1/2" and 8"
  • Determine which side of the paper you want on the outside and which you'd prefer on the inside.
  • Fold in half and then fold the outside flaps backwards in toward the center.
  • Then apply Sticky Strip to the inside second panel on the 3 edges that do not create the fold for the gift card.  Adhere the two center panels together.
  • Using the 1/2" Circle Punch and the Word Window Punch, create the slit and notch for the gift card to fit into.

Item No. 117153 Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper   $11.95
Item No. 118134 With All My Heart stamp set   $13.95
Item No. 118073 Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch   $15.95
Item No. 117270 Real Red 1/2" Sending Love Epoxy Brads   $4.95
Item No. 109052 Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon   $7.95

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