Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Fill in the Blank Birthday
This set by Catherine Pooler Designs is simply AMAZING! It allows me to personalize a card for basically anyone. With words like Teacher, friend, Sister, Aunt, Husband, Best, Step, In-law etc... I can create a card for basically anyone I come into contact with.
And this paper pad by American Crafts seems to be one of my more favorite paper pads recently. I like the worn texture in the prints and the color scheme is really calming. I ordered it from Simon Says Stamp a while back and as of writing this blog, it is available so here is a link: SSS AC Shimelle
(no, this isn't an affiliate link just a link to the product)
Ok, so back to the card making. I did a little stamp surgery on this fill in the blanks set and cut off the bottom flourish. The stamp would not fit inside my die cut square with it on there and if I want to use it the way the stamp was intended in the future, it is as easy as lining it back up on my stamping block or in my MISTI.
I stamped the sentiment panel using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto Primitive White Cardstock from MFT after I die cut it with the largest of the MFT cross stitched squares, then I embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder from Ranger.
I cut some SSS dark grey cardstock into squares just 1/8" larger than the square die. I probably could have used black but I felt the dark grey fit better with the worn look of the colors in this paper pad.
Then I die cut the main card front panel using the large stitched rectangle from SSS stitched shapes bundle dies and the black and white striped paper with the MFT Blueprints 1 Die-namics stitched border strip die. And finally a little banner with the SSS stitched shapes from the same dark grey I used to layer the main panel on.
Three silver brads from Recollections finished the card front off before I adhered it to a top folding Primitive White Cardstock Card Base.
The inside of the card is finished with a strip of the same black and white striped paper.
I created a second card while I had the products out.
I'm pretty sure I love the graphic look and the simple design these cards have. I plan to create several more using this set and layout for an upcoming event.