A few weeks ago, I was trying to come up with my take on a sketch challenge I had found online, and this card was the result:
I had some textured Wild Wasabi cardstock left over from a long ago project, and that's what I used for the background of the card.
While the textured cardstock is no longer available, you can substitute it with the new Core'dinations paper that, in the new catalog, which goes live June 1, will now be available in all of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors. Core'dinations cardstock is a thick, sandable paper that is textured on one side and smooth on the other. The inside of each sheet is a monochromatic color that can be revealed by sanding, tearing or otherwise distressing. A fun, luscious paper to work with.
Another thing that makes me sad is the retirement of the Curly Cute stamp set, from which the Thank You is created. Oh, well. Who says I have to stop using it, right?
To recreate this card that is appropriate for ANY and ALL occasions, here's how you do it:
Papillon Potpourri stamp set
Curly Cute stamp set
Wild Wasabi cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Wild Wasabi ink
Black StazOn ink
Tasteful Trim Die
1 1/4" Square Punch
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (green glue)
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
From scrap of Basic Black card stock, punch out three 1 1/4" squares.
On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp each of the large butterfly designs once in Wild Wasabi. Punch out the butterflies with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. With Stampin' Dimensionals, attach them to the three black squares. Add a small pearl to each butterfly.
Use the Tasteful Trim die in the Big Shot to create a 4" strip of the scallop design.
Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock to the card front. About 1/4" from the top of the Wild Wasabi piece. adhere the scallop strip. With teeny dots of the green glue, attach a very thin piece, about 1/16"-1/8" x 4", of Whisper White toward the top of the straight portion of the scallop strip. Add four of the medium-sized Basic Pearls inside each dip of the scallop.
On a 3/4" x 4 1/4" strip of Whisper White, stamp Thank You (or sentiment of choice) towards the right side in black ink. Attach the strip to the card about 1/4" up from the bottom of the green.
Space the butterfly squares onto the card with a Stampin' Dimensional in the center of each one.