Facebook was filled with lots and lots of opinions this past weekend. I don’t generally comment on politics or religion on my blog because I want my posts to be a pleasant retreat where we can immerse ourselves in our shared love of paper crafting. As with any hard-fought battle, there’s neither time nor a reason for the victors to gloat or for the defeated to sulk – we just need to lift each other up and continue our lives with something we all believe – love is awesome.
With that in mind, I felt inspired to make a card with my Stampin’ Up! supplies. As I said in my Facebook post, “Not judging. Not gloating. Not hating. Just celebrating love today with some paper, stamps and ink.”:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Line it Up. While these five “swishes” from Work of Art are not all perfectly aligned (by design), I also didn’t want to guess at where to put them, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up. If you would like some pointers on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, watch my video here.
- Colors. For each of these “swishes,” I inked up the stamp and then stamped it off twice on scratch paper before stamping it here. That created the soft image I wanted for the card front. From top-to-bottom, I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.
- Odd Size. I stamped the six “swishes” (I’m quite fond of that term, huh?) on a full sheet of Whisper White card stock and then trimmed around it, snipping at the sides until I arrived at the size I wanted. In the end, I’m left with an odd-sized card, but I’m OK with that because my Envelope Punch Board allows me to make envelopes of any size. The base of this card is 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Fabulous Four, Hello Life Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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