Todays card is one that I should have shared last summer, but uploaded the pictures early and then thought I’d best not share it online before the birthday girl had seen it… and then forgot to share! Oops!
And here’s the funky inside:
I’m not sure whether I ought to admit to the fact that the extra stamping on the inside of the card was because I dropped the stamp after stamping the internal sentiment!! But I loved how it came out, so actually it was a fortuitous accident!
As this card uses the Happy You stamp set (again!) it’s more of a concept and colour share than a “you can make this card with current product” share, but I love the simplicity and there are *loads* of current stamp sets that would work with this concept. The image was stamped with Raspberry Ripple ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. Another label was cut from Raspberry Ripple card and cut in half to form a border behind the white layer as explained in previous posts. This is a great way of getting “extra mileage” out of your punches. Some people go ahead and cut another label to create an additional border layer at the top and bottom of the label, but I like the effect of just having the border on 2 of 4 sides. (Plus, with this particular label shape it is harder to get the shape right because of the corner detail. The complete border technique works much better with the new Label Bracket punch.)
The sentiment used here was from another hostess-exclusive set called Wacky Wishes, but you could *easily* substitute this with the current set Sassy Salutations. That set is just SO versatile! I love it! It’s always a shame when lovely sets like Happy You and Wacky Wishes are released as Hostess sets, as you know they will only be around for that year (or a maximum of 6 months if they are in a seasonal catalogue). But it does mean that hostesses get some gorgeous exclusive sets to choose from! And as a Demonstrator, some sets are harder to retire from use than others – hence my continued use of the Happy You set; it is just so useable!!
The base card here is made from the Naturals White cardstock, which gives a slightly less stark look that if I’d used the plainer Whisper White cardstock.
The envelope underneath is not from Stampin’ Up, it was a Kraft one I had from Paperchase and it worked well with the card I made, so I used it! I do like the Stampin’ Up envelopes, though, they are really thick and feel top quality, which (of course) they are. They do lots of sizes now in a few colours, and if they don’t have one to suit your colourscheme or size requirememnts, you can always make your own with the Envelope Punch Board! Loving that.
So that was a card using *old* stock, keep your eyes peeled for some *new* stock sneaky peeks coming soon… And in the meantime why not check out these blogs for some amazing inspiration using current and “coming soon” products:
Julie’s Japes – UK
Blue Jelly Stampin – UK
Julie Davison – USA
Mary Fish – USA
Peonies and Paperchains – USA
Those are amongst my most often visited sites, so Enjoy!
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Punch: Decorative Label Punch.
Accessories: Naturals White cardstock.