Today’s hand stamped card creation features the My Friend and Borderlines Stamp Sets. The design was inspired by one of my new stamping friends from far away Germany, Jenni Paul, the hands down Queen of Clean And Simple (CAS)Design… but as I always do, I’ve added little extras to make my card my own.
The primary ink and paper colors used in today’s hand stamped card are Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, and Pear Pizzazz. I’ve always loved the clean and simple contrast achieved with this color palette, don’t you?
Both “hello” and the butterfly image are from the My Friend Stamp Set. The curvaceous script sentiment is one of my favorites to use on scrapbook pages… bold, detailed and sizeable enough to hold it’s own on a 12 x 12 page, yet small enough to use on hand made cards!
OK… so here’s a twist of fun with today’s card, a technique I casually call ‘dotting’. The image above is from the Borderlines stamp set (and yes, I need to sand the stamp a bit to get full ink coverage, lol).
This image shows how I made the image cover a broader space in order to be more in scale with the sentiment!
Today’s Tips For Paper Crafters… Dotting:
- If you have a border image that may be a little more narrow than you’d like, simply use the fine point tip of coordinating markers to add random dots to expand the image!! Use up that white space!
Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters… Notching:
- To create an evenly spaced “v-notch” in designer series paper or ribbon embellishments, gently fold in half – not enough to crease the paper, but enough to find the middle.
- Place a small pencil mark on the fold along the back side of the ribbon or paper.
- Open the paper/ribbon and use your scissors, craft scissors, or snips to cut from the outer edge/end of the paper right to the pencil dot.
- You can also use a square punch slightly larger than your paper strip to align a corner of the punch at the dot, and two corners at the ends of the paper… Notice I said paper? LOL, punches don’t work too well on ribbon!
Today’s hand crafted card was topped off with a strip of Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon, and topped with a pretty bunny ear bow!
The butterfly is still a bit flatter than I’d like, so one thing I’ll probably change about today’s card… stamp an extra butterfly, fussy cut, and attach with a stampin’ dimensional over the original stamped image to give it depth. THEN, add the pearl jewels!
Earlier, I mentioned Jenni Paul - the hands down ABSOLUTE QUEEN of Clean and Simple(CAS) Designs! Her cards are often CASED by stampers… you won’t want to miss this fabulous blog! Click here to visit Pauline’s Papier Blog in Germany!
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Supplies for today’s Hello Borderlines CAS Dotting Handmade Card:
Stamps: My Friend WM – 122585, CM – 122587; Borderlines WM - 122640, CM - 122642
Papers: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Concord Crush 119792, Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper 122360
Inks: Wisteria Wonder 122936, Pear Pizzazz 119784, Concord Crush 119785
Terrific Tools: Snips 103579, Craft Scissors 108360
Awesome Accessories: 3/8” Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon 119963, Basic Pearls Jewels 119247, Mini Glue Dots 103683, 2010-12 Stampin’ Write Marker Set (Pear Pizzazz is one of 6 markers) 119801