Wanted to share a challenge card I created. The challenge was to make an "ugly Christmas sweater" card. Being the rule breaker that I am, I decided to make an ugly tropical shirt card instead!!! It's actually a reminder card for me to "wish big" and "make my dreams happen." This is inspiration and incentive for me to work hard to earn the Stampin' Up trip for 2020...in Maui!!!!!! I contacted my oldest son, Phillip, about it because the trip is scheduled over his birthday. I texted asking him if he would like to come along with me and I got a return text so fast...and his answer was "YES"!!!!! Then he called with all this business advice!! Guess he really wants to go!! Hahaha!!!
Measurements: Shaded Spruce card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2 Granny Apple Green - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4 Tropical Escape DSP - 5 1/4 x 4, cut 1 5/8" down from the middle (2"), 3 3/4 x 3/4 Product List
And here's my take on the sketch. I happened to have the Joyous Noel specialty paper on my desk and figured I might as well use some of it!! It's gorgeous paper with the metallic touches...so gorgeous that it is currently on backorder!!! The snowflake is die cut out of Copper foil paper using the soon to be released Snowfall Thinlits. These dies, 2 stamp sets, velvet paper, and snowflake trinkets will be available for a limited time starting November 1st. Don't miss out and order today at MY SHOP starting on Thursday.
Tranquil Tide card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Soft Suede - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4
Joyous Noel Specialty Paper - 2 1/2 x 2 and 3 1/2 x 3/4
Soft Suede dsp layer - 2 5/8 x 2 1/8
Gray Granite - 3 1/2 x 2 1/4
I wanted to share my card using the "collar fold" or "drapery fold" technique. My DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4 -- come down 2 5/8" from long side and cut in 2", then fold the corner pieces back. This works best when using double sided patterned paper. I did put dimensionals behind my folded back corners for that added pop. I colored the main image stamp with markers, using my Stamparatus to ensure perfect placement.
My image and sentiment come from the limited edition stamp set Happiness Surrounds. This stamp set along with a 2nd set plus a set of dies, velvet paper and snowflake trinkets will be available the month of November.
Poppy Parade card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Whisper White - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Tea Room Specialty Paper - 5 1/4 x 4