On Tuesday, I shared a bright and cheery “sunshine is on the way” card that I completed with my local stamp club. If you missed that card, you can see it here. Today I’m featuring another card we made last weekend – along with some lessons learned that I didn’t learn until after I’d begun instructing my group how to create their project. Here’s the card we made:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- That Sentiment! Who wouldn’t adore this fun card? I love the sentiment – “Time to put out this tiny fire while we sing you a song!” It still brings a smile to my face, and I’ve been looking at it and working with it for a while. Just imagine the guffaw it will bring to someone who’s never seen it! The sentiment and banner and candle and flame are all from a stamp set called Birthday Banners – a must-have. The banners coordinate with the Bunch of Banners dies and can be used as a starting point for all types of card. The tiny candle is stamped twice here – the imperfect intersection is hidden beneath the banner.
- No – Don’t Follow My Lead. When I was pulling together my card, I stamped the banner the way it’s shown with the stamp set in the catalog (page 15) – and not the way it’s shown on the sample above it. I was disappointed with how the curves in the words didn’t exactly match up with the curves in the banner. THAT’S BECAUSE I HAD MY BANNER UPSIDE DOWN. If you want the words to line up perfectly, the flip in the banner (that you see just below “while” in my card above) needs to be the top, right side of the image. I decided to not change it – all the cards my club members made were perfect because they figured out that I had it positioned wrong. Phew!
- Color Combination. I adore a blue and aqua combination – while it definitely fits the “criteria for a guy card,” this card is perfect for a woman, too. I paired the new Dapper Denim with Bermuda Bay and a touch of Crushed Curry to make this fun card. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Banners Papers: 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry Accessories: Bunch of Banners Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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