This is one of the cards that I taught this month in my workshops to showcase one of the Sale-a-Bration sets. It’s a perfect workshop card because it’s simple enough that even a self-declared "non-crafty" person can make it; it’s quick, which shows even the busiest people that card-making is the perfect hobby for the busy person, yet it’s pretty enough that even a more seasoned stamper will enjoy making it. I also try and make a point of showcasing as many of Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful accessories as I can because they take a card from ordinary to extraordinary.
The card base is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, in Soft Sky CS. I took a strip of 1 3/4" x 5" DP from the Fall Flowers collection and matted it onto a piece of 2" x 5 1/4" Old Olive CS. I then took a 6 1/2" piece of Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, laid it across the DP so that it was aligned with the bottom of the Old Olive CS, brought the ends around back and used double-sided adhesive to hold it in place. The Olive CS was then centered towards the top of the card front, and a greeting from the Curvy Verses stamp set was stamped in Basic Black ink in the bottom right of the card. Next, we stamped a the flower from the So Many Scallops stamp set (you can see it in the Sale-a-Bration brochure) onto a scrap of Whisper White CS in Really Rust ink and then punched it out using the scallop punch. We then punched out the smaller flower using the Boho Blossoms punch in Soft Sky, mounted it to the Really Rust flower center with a Stampin’ Dimensional, punched a hole in the center using a 1/16" handheld punch and added a brad from the Earth Elements collection. The flower was mounted with two Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then took a 4 1/2" piece of the wide Olive Grosgain ribbon, slid it under the other ribbon and tied it in a half knot (left over right then pull tight).
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you a cute little birthday note that we also did.
Featured Stampin’ Up! Artist Update: I used random.org to pick my next featured SU artist and the winner was Beckie C! I’ll be featuring her on my blog on Monday, March. 3rd. Since I’ve had such wonderful response, I’ve decided that I’m going to showcase a new featured stamper every Monday (except tomorrow as Sophia is still the featured stamper for this week). Remember, if you’re a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and you’d like to apply, click HERE for more details.