Q: If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring?
A: Well, April showers don’t always bring May showers. Sometimes April showers bring May showers, followed by June showers and July showers.
It seems that the rain won’t stop here in Atlanta. I don’t mind overcast and stormy, but the city is starting to look like a lush rainforest. The rain makes it more difficult for me to get to my Fungeon (for those who are new to my blog, this is the unofficially official name for my basement where I stamp and where all the fun happens). These days, the Fungeon is more like a Sponge-eon. Oh, ha! ha! ha! I crack me up – BIG TIME.
Now that you’ve recuperated from your giggles and belly laughs…I’ve been spending more time than usual in the Fungeon (or Sponge-eon), preparing for Convention. To accompany my presentation during convention, I’ve been asked to provide samples for a display board – 15 original pieces that haven’t been shared publicly before. While I’ve got some beautiful projects to share with you over the next two weeks, I can’t share those until they make their World Debut at Convention – maybe I’m over-dramatizing that a bit.
Quick and Clean “Go To” Layout
Let me get to the point. I’ve been busy. You’ve been busy. Sometimes we need a quick and clean “go-to” card layout so we can churn out a card in no time. We want no frills and no complicated techniques – just results. Well, I have the perfect layout for you. I’ve included the dimensions so you can recreate this as a birthday card or a thank you card or an invitation in a snap! Pick your paper, and pick your sentiment. Done! Here’s a card I created using my layout:
- The Basic Black card base is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
- The Very Vanilla card base is 5-1/4″ x 4″.
- Three pieces are cut to 1-1/2″ x 3″ : the two pieces of DSP and the base for the sentiment.
- The Basic Black borders around the DSP measure 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.
- The Basic Black border around the Very Vanilla sentiment measures 1-5/8″ x 3-1/8″
After the Very Vanilla card base was glued to the Basic Black card base and after the DSP and sentiment were glued to the black borders, I lined up the DSP pieces with the respective corners of the card front. I then added the sentiment, trying my best to center it on the card. I affixed the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a little something extra.
Scratching your head and wondering why the border around the sentiment is smaller than the borders around the DSP pieces? I wanted to use a uniform color scheme but decided to differentiate the sentiment in a small way. I like how this looks. I think it helps to draw the eye in a bit.
If you are attending Convention, you might receive one of these cards from me as a general swap – different DSPs call for different colors and different sentiments. Gotta get back to work – I have a lot to finish in the next two weeks. Yippee!
Stamp Sets: Best of…Greetings Inks: StazOn Jet Black Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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