I am happy to report that while my hand is a little painful at times, that I am still able to hold my stamp blocks and crank the handle on my Big Shot so all is good in my world. (Yay!)
Today’s project was inspired by a post by Catherine Brown, a Canadian demonstrator, who I believe got her inspiration from Tami White, a U.S. demonstrator in Massachusetts. Here is my version of her card:
I made some modifications from Catherine’s card — my ribbon is different (since the Silver Satin ribbon is retired here in the U.S.), I added rhinestones to the centers of my silver snowflakes, I attached my cable knit sweater piece with dimensionals v. gluing it down flat and I added a snowflake to the sentiment piece.
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:
Tips & Tricks:
Measurements: Night of Navy cardstock = 5.25″ x 2.75″; Vellum = 5.25″ x 2.50″, Silver Foil = 5.25″ x 2.00″; Very Vanilla for Cable Knit Sweater = 5.25″ x 4.00″
When cutting the ruffled pieces (Night of Navy and Vellum) I cut both pieces at the same time and used small pieces of washi tape to keep them from moving. This way the scallops match up perfectly.
When cutting the snowflakes and the ruffled pieces the points of the dies need to be touching the very top edge of the card stock so that you only cut off the top edges and leave the bottom lengths.
The Night of Navy and Vellum pieces are glued together with liquid glue that has been sponged onto the back of the vellum. You could also use mini glue dots. The silver snowflakes are glued onto the top of the scalloped piece with liquid glue. If you have adhesive sheets, you could apply to the Silver Foil paper before you cut with the die.
The ribbon is wrapped around to the back and attached with Fast Fuse. I took a separate piece of ribbon and pulled it through the ribbon on front and tied a bow. I used mini glue dots to keep the from ribbon and bow in place.
The scalloped piece is then attached to the Cable Knit Sweater piece with liquid glue. Use a lot of glue due to the nooks and crannies of the embossed paper. You will need to hold it until it sets. I then attached the panel to the card base with dimensionals.
I think that covers everything that may give you trouble, but if I missed anything let me know. I am here to help you on your creative journey.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.