Good Monday! My weekend was comfortably busy. I had lunch with a dear friend and demonstrator (Vangie Y.). She recently returned from wintering in Palm Springs and I just missed her so much we got together for catchup time. Then I headed over to a baby shower for my friend’s daughter had a wonderful time. We got very lucky and the temp was hovering just around 90ish, not the 100+ they were talking about. I brought my own personal battery-operated fan attached to a spritz bottle. It was a nice quick cooler. I even shared it with the mom-to-be a couple times. Lol! We decorated one-ies and bibs with puff paint, played several games and generally just enjoyed gathering and celebrating. Sunday I was able to attend a stamp class with Vangie and just laughed and enjoyed ourselves more. [grinning]
Today I like to share the second card we created in my June Card Class. It features the Friendly Wishes Stamp Set and Polka Dot Background Designer Series Paper (recently retired). I really like the high contrast of the Melon Mambo and Basic Gray, and the opposing circle layout. It looks like a flip card but opens like a regular card with the fold on the left side.
CARD BASE: Melon Mambo Layered with bands of Whisper White and Basic Gray Background Designer Series Paper. You lightly adhere each end of the bands together, then punch the circle out. TIP: I don’t normally condone punching two layers of paper at one time, but both of these were thin enough that I was comfortable letting my ladies punch away. Lol! After adhering the two bands together, they were popped with dimensionals.
SHINE: HELLO! I had to add some “sparkle” somewhere. I went with 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon, which is shiny with a wee bit of matt too. Tied it into a bow and adhered with a couple glue dots to make sure it was securely fastened. TIP: If the bow is too girly, just tie a knot in the ribbon and wrap around the band.
SENTIMENT: Stamp the sentiment from the Friendly Wishes Stamp Set in Melon Mambo onto Whisper White and punch with a small circle punch. You may need to trim away some from the straight edge of the DSP circle half. TIP: I placed (do not glue yet) the DSP circle half and then the full circle, then adjusted the DSP circle half until the circle was round. I had to cut away some from the straight edge to get a “circle”. Then adhere the DSP circle half to the card and pop the sentiment circle with dimensionals.
I so appreciate you stopping by today. Thank you and have a great Monday!
- STAMP: Friendly Wishes
- PAPER: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Gray – Neutral Background Designer Series Paper (recently retired)
- INK: Melon Mambo
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–2″ and 2-1/2″ Circle; 5/8″ Organza Ribbon–White
Sparkly Hugs, Carol