Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Good Luck!

Someone well appreciated where I work was forced to find another job. So before he left I made two cards (so that everyone in the building could have enough room to sign). Here is the first one. I will show you the second one later today.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, So Happy For You (retired)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
DSP: Pear Pizzaz Designer Series Paper
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Early Espresso
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1 1/4" Striped Night of Navy ribbon, Gold Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge, Post-It Notes, Snail Adhesive, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Pear Pizzaz DSP was cut at 3 3/4" x 5". This was adhered to a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Night of Navy cardstock. I cut a piece of 1 1/4" striped Night of Navy ribbon and adhered it to the panel and around to the back of the panel with Snail Adhesive. The Paper Piercer and Mat Pack were used to pierce three holes in the ribbon through the cardstock where three Gold Brads were added. This panel was adhered to the card front.

Next I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". I punched two of the corners with the Corner Rounder punch. I placed a Post-It Note onto a piece of copy paper and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch making sure that some of the sticky part of the Post-It Note was inside the cirlce. I placed the Posti-It Note circle onto the cardstock where I wanted my sun to go. The sky was sponged first with Baja Breeze then with Night of Navy making sure not to cover the Baja Breeze ink entirely. The Post-It Note sun  mask was removed and Daffodil Delight ink was sponged inside the sun. The grassy area was sponged with Old Olive and then with Always Artichoke making sure not to cover the Old Olive ink entirely.

The image from Lovely as a Tree was stamped in Basic Black ink and the edges of the panel were sponged with Basic Black ink. For the mat a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut at 2 3/4" x 4" and the same two corners were punched with the corner rounder punch. The edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the sponged panel was adhered on top of this panel. This panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The greeting from So Happy for You (retired) was stamped in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. The greeting was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch making sure that the greeting was in the top half of the label. The edges of the label were sponged with Night of Navy ink and the label was adhered to the card front so that the bottom portion of the label was behind the sponged panel. 

 That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!