I am so happy to tell you, dear readers, that I am on the new design team for Happy Little Stampers’ Dies Challenge. If you follow me, then you know how much I love using dies. Love? Maybe I should say addicted! LOL Today, I am showing you the brand new Art Gallery bundle in the January-June catalog that went live this week. I love everything about this suite of products and the designer paper is especially beautiful. To showcase this paper, I chose a great fun fold called the Triple Fold from Splitcoaststampers.
I’m a Grandmother!!
On a separate bit of news, I have to share that there’s a brand new future stamper in my family – born on Tuesday! My son and his wife had their beautiful baby boy Noah and I get to meet him this weekend. Soon enough, he will be stamping with me and I can’t wait to share this fun activity with him!
MY SECRETS TO MAKING THIS PROJECT
- Although I followed the tutorial mostly, I did change up the dimensions of the card:
- Card base: 12″ x 6″ and scored at 4 1/4,” 7″ and 9 3/4″
- DSP Layers: 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ (2), 2 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ (2), 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″
- I decided to give the top layer a decorative edge, so found one in Peony Dies.
- Afterwards, all of the layers were adhered to the card base.
Now, the FUN Part!
- After completing the base, it was time to do some stamping. To get started, I stamped the beautiful flowers, with 2 step stamping for the large flower and a rock and roll technique for a smaller one. Once I did that, they were all cut out with their coordinating dies.
- Secondly, I cut out the oval out of the Spellbinders Hemstitch Ovals, then stamped and cut out the sentiment. Once that was completed, they were adhered together and placed onto a belly band of Pretty Peacock cardstock, cut at 11″ x 1 1/2″ after it was wrapped around the card base.
- Then, working on the next panel, I cropped out the “just wanted to say” with Whisper White cardstock, then I adhered it to a small panel of Bumblebee cardstock, cut from a stitched rectangle die.
- Finally, the last panel has a sentiment from Best Year stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, leaving the last panel to write a birthday message.
ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Inspired by impasto paintings, the floral images in the Art Gallery Stamp Set can be used to create a variety of different cards. Add one of the sentiments and you’ve taken your card-making skills to a whole new level.
* 15 photopolymer stamps
FLORAL GALLERY DIES
Floral Gallery Dies cut stamped images quickly and neatly. Use the open dies for artistic floral accents and the label dies for sentiments.
* 7 dies * Largest die: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (7 x 6.4 cm)
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Crafty Creations Challenge
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge (Something Old, Something New)
- The House That Stamps Built Challenge
- Shopping Our Stash Challenge (What’s New With You?)
- Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Something New)
- Simon Says Monday Challenge (New/Unused Product)
- Through The Craft Room Door
- Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (Feminine)
BEFORE YOU GO!
I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:
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