Creating cards for a specific person and reason is so satisfying. Today, I was having lunch with one of my newest friends and sorority sisters, Tammy. Her birthday is tomorrow and I needed to get a card made quickly. I never seem to complete cards ahead of time….I wonder if anyone else is like that too or if you have a stockpile of cards that you have ready. Where do you look for inspiration when you begin creating? I love looking through the daily challenges at Splitcoast because they give me a good starting point for my creations. The challenge today was to stamp using silhouette images or to make your own. I made sure to incorporate some of Tammy’s favorites too…the color purple and a fleur de lis in her card creation. I love that Stampin’ UP! makes it easy by offering their beautiful papers in such a lovely array of colors!
I love making cards that have a 3D element in them, especially if I plan to hand deliver them. It is typically one of the unique characteristics of a handmade card and what usually makes it unique in an of itself!
This was a relatively simple card to create with the use of the punched main image and Designer Series Paper. Easy to create and easy to recreate!
Stamps: Elements of Style, Extreme Elements
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Black Rhinestones (SU Retired)
Tools: 1-1/4” Circle Punch, 1-3/8” Punch,1/8” Handheld Punch
Techniques Used: Distressing
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