Stampin' Up! You are Loved &
Itty Bitty Banners
It's time for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This week it's a sketch by our own resident Design Team member, Margaret Moody. Okay, so I know you all are going to laugh at me but I had to look at this sketch from a different perspective - upside down. NOT ME, the sketch! I just couldn't get my mind to work the way it was. I also decided to incorporate part of the design into the actual mechanics of the card and turn it into a asymetrical gate fold card.
Stamp Sets -
- Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount (126257)
- You Are Loved Clear Mount (123779)
- En Francais Wood Mount (109521)
- Soft Suede Classic (126978)
- VersaMark® (102283)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685)
- Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935)
- Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
- Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129)
- Embossing Buddy (103083)
- Bitty Banners Framelits (129267)
- Hearts Collection Framelits (125599)
Putting It Together Tips:
- Although your dimensions will vary depending on the two sides of your gate fold card, I suggest you use one piece of Brushed Gold card stock and imprint the En Francais image. Then cut the card stock in half for the two sides. This ensures that the writing will align on the front of the card.
- Speaking of aligning images, I discovered that the Brushed Gold card stock was smaller than the En Francais stamp so I couldn't see it to line it up. I took a piece of scrap 8.5'' x 11'' copy paper and placed the Brushed Gold card stock on it allowing 1'' from the top and side of the copy paper. Measure this and draw a line if you're not good at eyeballing it. This way you can align the top and left side of the stamp with the edges of the copy paper and the print will be even on the Brished Gold card stock even though you can't see the card stock. Boy, did this save a lot of card stock! PLUS the writing lines up perfectly across both panels of the card!
- Don't forget your embossing Buddy when you work with embossing powder. It sure keeps the stray powder from sticking to the card stock and ruining your project!
- When using Framelits, print your image first on the card stock, and then position your Framelit perfectly over the image and secure it with a piece of Painter's Masking Tape. It keeps the Framelit from having a mind of its own!
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Stampin' Up! is re-releasing some of our favorite stamps from the past quarter century.
A different collection of stamps will be available each month starting January 14, 2013. Check them out HERE!