I’m sharing a project today that I made for a sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. I’m super excited about how this card turned out because I’m in love with this piece of Designer Series Paper and I found a good use for an uncommon home office tool I bought at The Container Store several years ago and have never used – until now. Yippee! I know it’s going to be a good day when I get to use my uncommon home office tools in a crafting project. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
Remember how Sesame Street was “brought to you by the letter ‘R’ or the letter ‘P’ “?Well, today’s tips, tricks and reminders are brought to you by the exclamation mark. Why? It’s just THAT kind of day, and I feel like exclamating everything! Wahoo!
- That Paper! This Summer Starfruit piece of Designer Series Paper from Witches’ Brew is just one of those pieces of paper – the moment I opened my first pack of this Designer Series Paper, I knew this piece was destined for something wonderful. The elegant pattern appears to be perfect for the fanciest wedding congratulations – until you look closer and see that it’s made up of spider webs and little spiders. Regardless, it’s gorgeous, and I mentally set it aside for something special. You’ve heard it before – I hoard certain pieces of paper and wait and wait and wait until the right time to use them. I’m glad I waited on this one. This card has three colors – Basic Black, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla – and I love the combination.
- That Fringe! I wanted a real “wow” to set off the panel of webs and greetings. I thought a dark fringe would be a nice addition, so I grabbed my paper snips and — [errrrrtttt <=== that’s the sound of a record scratching] — that was too much work, so I scanned my office supplies and found a pair of “multi-blade receipt cutting scissors” I bought years ago at The Container Store. I was able to cut all this fringe five times as fast as with normal scissors, saving me enough time to pet Bandit for four extra minutes last night.
- Those Shapes! The sketch calls for three circles, but I used my “artistic license” to turn those circles into spider webs – carefully trimmed from a piece of Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper. I had three webs in a row before realizing that their shape mimics the shape of the Bracket Punch. I reached for my Tags 4 You, and the rest was history. I stamped the sentiment on Summer Starfruit, punched a bracket shape in Basic Black and then trimmed the sentiment close to the border. This leaves a nice black border of ink, Starfruit border of paper and Black border of paper. If you don’t like to snip, then skip this part.
Stamp sets: Tags 4 You Papers: Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Bracket Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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