Today’s project features three things I have recently found to be extremely fascinating: the World Treasures stamp set, the stair step card layout and Katy McGloin.
I was overwhelmed by the stamping possibilities when I first laid eyes on the World Treasures stamp set. The possibilities have played out on my blog over the past several months as I used the Peacock and the flowers in various ways. Today, though, they are both together in a beautiful card I cased from Katy McGloin. I was lucky enough to sit with her card for quite some time – during which I studied it and became good friends with its every corner, angle and surface.
As Katy was getting her swaps cards ready for the 2012 Convention in Salt Lake City, she brought over her designed cards so that my mom and I could help with some of the cutting out and assembling. I only changed the background from light to dark and added some colors to the flowers. Other than that, it’s all Katy:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
Make that peacock proud! The peacock from this set is simply gorgeous when stamped and then left alone. I added some rhinestone jewels to its feathers (completely cased from Katy) and then picked up some of the other colors from the card into its feathers with a blender pen. After all this decoration, I could see that the bird stood up taller than before.
Present your card with pride. When you produce a card this gorgeous, it doesn’t feel right to stuff it into an opaque envelope where it’s hidden away from the world until it gets opened. That’s why I gifted (yes, this is one of the few cards I only have in digital storage) this one in a clear envelope. Here it is, all folded up and ready for delivery:
Stamp sets: World Treasures, Papillon Potpourri Papers: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Patio Party Designer Series Paper Inks: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Write Marker, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Marker, Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Write Marker Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Blender Pen
Start by cutting the two inside cuts (one inch from the edge). Then do all the scoring. I started to type out the instructions, but I thought her notes say it all.
Thanks, Katy! You rock!
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