How are you doing? Hope you are having a wonderful day today! Here it is already September and the kids are back in school. I hope you will find time to create today!
I had a wonderful time making this card. Just working with these colors makes my day better. I just love bright colors. I chose Melon Mambo (ink 147051/ card stock 115320), Pineapple Punch (ink 147141/ card stock 146971), Granny Apple Green (ink 147095/ card stock 146990), Highland Heather (ink 147103/ card stock 146986), and Coastal Cabana (ink 147097/ card stock 131297) as my color combination.
My card base is a 4 1/4″ X 11″ Melon Mambo (115320) card stock. I scored it at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ and folded together at the 5 1/2″ mark and folded backward at the 4 1/4″ mark. So your measurements of the sections in the front of the card are 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″.
I cut a 1′ X 4″ strip and two 4″ squares of Whisper White (100730). On the 1″ strip I stamped using Granny Apple Green ink (147095) and the small flower stamp from Beautiful Bouquet (143666) on the 1” strip. I adhered the strip to the front of the card in the smaller section with Snail Adhesive (104332). I taped Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine on the back of this part of the card and added extra tape to close this section of the card. So the ends of the Baker’s Twine did not show.
I stamped one of the 4″ squares with flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet (143666) stamp set. I started with the largest stamp and worked toward smallest stamp. I always stamp in odd numbers. Odd numbers seem to please the eye aesthetically. I used the colors Melon Mambo (147051), Pineapple Punch (147141), and Coastal Cabana (147141), Highland Heather (147103) and Granny Apple Green (147095) in that order. When I stamped I balanced the color all around the card. I attached the 4″ square to the front of the card using Snail Adhesive (104332).
For the sentiment I punched a 1 3/8 “ Scallop Circle Punch (146139) out of Melon Mambo (115320) and a 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch (146138) out of Whisper White (100730) card stock. I layered these circles with Snail Adhesive (104332) and then attached the two pieces to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108). I taped the second 4″ square inside the card.
There that was easy and fast! This bright and cheery card could be used as a Birthday card or given with a gift or used to cheer someone who is having a hard time. I hope you like it and will try this technique. Please share your cards here when you do them.
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