It’s a rare occasion that I make a lot of one card at a time. I’m not built that way – but when I do make a whole bunch of one card, I often times enjoy it. Over my July 4 weekend, I was able to complete a large stack of Anniversary party announcements for a friend’s parents, who are soon to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Using lots of Basic Black, Whisper White and Gold Foil Sheets, I made this card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Everything Eleanor. This invitation features two stamp sets – one is long-retired (Sincere Salutations) and one that is still current (Everything Eleanor). The combination of the two is purely magic. While I heat embossed the sentiment on Basic Black paper with White Stampin’ Emboss powder, I stamped the gorgeous swirl (I find it stunning every time I stamp with it) with Jet Black StazOn. I used the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line up each swirl straight up-and-down to better fill the panel of white.
- Careful Calculating and Creative Cutting. Once I designed this card with scraps of Gold Foil I had at home, I knew I’d have one chance to order just the right amount of Gold Foil to get the job done. I calculated each piece carefully to determine the right amount of foil to order. I even counted the pieces on the inside (the inside includes a layer of foil and a layer of Whisper White with the printed invitation). I knew exactly how many pieces I’d need (I’m so smart that way) and then added two additional packs just in case. 🙂 When cutting for a project like this, you can sometimes creatively cut the paper to get the most out of it – play around with scrap paper to find the best ways to maximize a sheet of paper. It can be a fun math equation – and who doesn’t love math?
- Soft Edges. This card is jam-packed with lots of corners and hard edges. The beautiful swirl (again, in makes me weak every time) and the flowing sentiment are not hard at all, so I found that mounting the sentiment on a round-edged oval gave me just the soft edges I needed to make sure the focal points on the card were soft and beautiful.
What “I made a bunch of the same card” post would be complete without the much-needed Infinity Shot of many of the cards lined up together? It’s the best way to celebrate the end of a lot of work:
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Sincere Salutations (retired) Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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