I recently had the opportunity to wish someone in my downline a happy 1-year anniversary! I knew when it was, but somehow the idea that a card should go with the best wishes really slipped my mind. To paraphrase a movie, “Are you a cardmaker, or what?”
I was in the process of making a window card (coming soon!), so I stuck with a similar card design.
Stamp: Pop of Petals, Botanical Bliss, Well Said
Ink: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo Blends combo, Daffodil Delight Blends dark, Color Lifter
Paper: Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories: Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Four-petal flower punch, Stitched Nested Labels dies, Well Written dies
Oh, I do love the embossing folder!
The flowers are stamped with Gray Granite instead of Memento Tuxedo Black, did you notice? I started doing that, because I noticed it creates a softer image. I didn’t have any issues with bleeding, even though the Classic inks are not specifically stated as Blends-friendly. (They are water-based, so I thought I’d be okay.)
The window part of the card opens up to show the full inner card front. I didn’t do more than sponge the edges and add a stamped border. The word “happy” was die cut three times and stacked together. The word “anniversary” has a mini dimensional under the “y”, and some glue on the other end of the strip to hold it onto the die cut word.
The card opens one more time to write a long message!
This type of card is basically a usual A2 card base, but with the fold at the bottom. To the top, add a folded piece of cardstock that covers the card front. The part that folds to the back gets glued to the back of the back of the card base. You end up with essentially a tri-fold card. Make sure you do any embossing or die cutting of the front piece ahead of time (it’s easier, but not essential).
Today is the last day for the Extra, Extra Promotion! I would love to be able to send you a Stamping Anniversary card. See more details on this previous post.