Saturday, February 16, 2013

TWO BY TWO

Have you noticed the darling stamp, Two by Two, found on page 60 of the big Stampin' Up! catalog? I did -- right away! This ark full of cute animals was just begging to be put on a baby card.

Because the image is so adorable, I decided to give it top billing, so to speak. A tent topper
card was called for.


In a tent topper card, the focal image extends beyond the top of the card. In creating a 
tent topper card, you must be careful to make the main portion of the card a bit smaller 
to accommodate the extension on the top. This way, the total size of the front of the card 
does not exceed the traditional 5 and 1/2" in height, in order for it to fit inside an A2 envelope, 
the size that is used for a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

The animals show up in all their cuteness a little better in this closeup of the ark. The image 
was colored in lightly with Stampin' Write Markers. To echo the blue of the ocean waves and 
the edges of the circle, I also sponged the edges of the "congratulations" label.





Here's how to recreate this Two by Two card:

Supplies:
Two by Two stamp set

Whisper White card stock
Daffodil Delight card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock

Pumpkin Pie ink
Baja Breeze ink
Basic Black ink
Stampin' Write Markers in choice of colors

Big Shot
Delicate Doily Sizzlits
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Circles #2 Originals die
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Small Heart Punch
Paper Piercing Tool

Instructions:
Fold a 8" x 4" of Daffodil Delight card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

You will have several tasks to do with the Big Shot:

1. Run a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock through using the Delicate Doily
    Sizzlet die;

2. Run a 2" x 4" piece of Daffodil Delight paper through with the appropriate Apothecary
    Accents Framelit;

3. Run a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot inside
    the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder;

4. On the Circles #2 Originals die, lay a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock over
    the largest of the circles and run through the Big Shot.

Use the Paper Piercing Tool to poke out the little pieces in the orange doily.

In Basic Black ink, stamp the Noah's Ark image on the white circle. Use your choice of Stampin' Write Markers to color the image as you wish. Sponge Baja Breeze ink all around the edges of the circle. Adhere the colored circle to the orange doily.

Stamp sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink in the center of a 1 1/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. Sponge the edges with Baja Breeze ink. Adhere this piece to the Daffodil Delight tag.

Use the Small Heart punch to punch out two orange hearts, and adhere these to the sides of the sentiment piece.

Adhere dotted piece to card front, and do the same with the sentiment piece.

Put three Stampin' Dimensionals only on the LOWER HALF of the colored image, and attach to card front, with the top half of the image extending above the fold of the card.

Smiles.





19 comments:

  1. I love this stamp! I had not noticed it in the catalog but I will definately look it up!

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    1. Cathy, you could always order it through me! :>)

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  2. Such a cute card! You did great on the coloring. Going to have to look for this one.

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    1. I love all of the card ideas you linked up this week. Lovely.

      Thanks for linking up :)

      Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  3. Oh the cuteness. That stamp is adorable. And I love the colors, too.

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  4. Very pretty. My, oh, my you come up with beautiful cards!! Thanks, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/welcome-to-what-to-do-weekends-party.html

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I wish you could hang out with me -- I love your comments! :>)

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  5. It's amazing that you can do this, the cards I've seen here today are wonderful!

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  6. That's delightfully adorable! One of the types of cards I would keep forever in a baby album after having it displayed on the mantle or something for a long time after a babe was born!!!
    Lovely job on that!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovelies with us for my party!!
    Doni

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    1. Oh, Doni, you don't know how much I appreciate your wonderful comments! You make me smile so big! :>)

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  7. Awww...such a cute stamp! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! And thanks also for letting me share! :>)

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  8. Adorable. We have a friend that named their son Noah. How appropriate would this be? :D Thanks for sharing.
    p

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    1. Thanks! It WOULD be just right for them! :>)

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