Recently a totally unexpected package was delivered from a high school friend…with a beautiful gift inside to thank me for a reunion brunch hosted the weekend of our reunion. How nice is that? So, being the SU! Demo who loves to make and send cards, she will be receiving (today, I hope) this card…
Love how happy this card looks. It may be the color yellow, but polka dots just say “happy” to me. If you follow this blog or come to my classes, you know layers and more layers are a trademark around Rambling Rose Studio. This card has eleven layers but would still mail flat. Take that US Postal Service!
Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits if you would like to create a similar card with lots of layers (now I’ll go measure everything)…
- Paper: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon cardstock. Plus the small polka dots are retired (sorry, I hoard) and the larger dots are from Flower Pot DSP
- Ink: Memento Black (best black ever!), Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz
- Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: Lost Lagoon Satin Ribbon (Ha! no Linen Thread…)
- The Base Lost Lagoon cardstock is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- The first Whisper White layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
- The next Lost Lagoon layer is 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
- The next Whisper White layer is 5″ x 3 3/4″
- The horizontal Lost Lagoon layer is 5″ x 2 1/4″
- The DSP large polka dot layer is 4 7/8″ x 2 1/8″
- The smaller Lost Lagoon horizontal layer is 4″ x 1 5/8″
- The Whisper White horizontal layer is 3 7/8″ x 1 1/2″
- Stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and “fussy cut”
- The smaller banner Lost Lagoon is 1 1/2″ x 2″ and the DSP is 1 3/8″ x 1 7/8″. Place the bottom edges together, cut a slit up the center from the bottom then cut an angle from bottom corner each side to center slit. Then adhere the DSP layer centered over the Lost Lagoon layer.
- The larger banner is 2 1/2″ x 3″ and the Whisper White layer is 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″. Repeat procedure above to notch bottom and adhere centered. Stamp sentiment before attaching to base.
- All of the layers are adhered with tape adhesive except for the last banner which is on dimensionals.
- The leaves are attached with Tomboy to the banner and dimensionals on the leaves.
- Once this card was finished, it occurred to me the one Whisper White horizontal layer might look even better if it had been embossed with one of the “dots” embossing folders. Next time maybe. Try it and see what you thing.
- The inside of the envelope was lined to coordinate with the card front and the inside of the card also has a couple of coordinating layers.
I would never mass produce this card, but for this special person, the extra layers were well worth it. Hope you have been inspired today. Thanks for stopping by.
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
Well, let’s hope so cause some days that’s all that gets done…
Are you inky?…then you’re HaPpY!