At a recent Stamp-In Workshop, my girls created this fairly simple card for one of their projects:
There were supplies left over after the workshop to create another card. For this one, though, I delved into my past Paper Pumpkin stamps stash for the sentiment label.
Using "hello" greetings from a Paper Pumpkin kit gave the center label a bit of a different look. I like it.
One of the things I really love about the Honeycomb Embossing Folder is how the outlines of the individual cells look when they are sponged over in a darker color than the embossing. It really makes the outlines of the honeycomb stand out prettily.
Wanna make one of these cards for your own use? Well, get going then, 'cause here's how to do it!
Choose Happiness stamp set
Naturals White cardstock (or Whisper White/Very Vanilla)
Pool Party cardstock
Island Indigo cardstock
Island Indigo ink
Circles Collection Framelits
Hearts A Flutter Framelits (or the Banners Framelits on page 173)
Artisan Label Punch (or Label Bracket Punch on page 166)
Fun Flower Punch
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (or Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon on page 159)
Fold a half sheet of Naturals White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Honeycomb embossing folder. Sponges the edges and somewhat towards the center of this piece fairly thoroughly with Island Indigo ink, making the bottom portion quite a bit darker than the top. Adhere this piece to the card base.
On a scrap of Naturals White, stamp your chosen sentiment image in Island Indigo. Punch it out with either the Artisan Label Punch or the Label Bracket Punch. Add two Basic Pearls in the flourishes of the image if desired.
Punch out a Fun Flower from Island Indigo cardstock. Use the appropriately sized Circles Collection Framelits to cut circles from both Pool Party and Island Indigo cardstock. Adhere these circles together. With your fingers, curl up the ends of the flower petals. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the sentiment to the center of the flower. Using glue just in the center of the flower, adhere it to the middle of the circles.
Cut two banners from Naturals White using the Hearts A Flutter Framelits or the Banners Framelits. Cut pieces of the Island Indigo ribbon to measure about 1 1/2". Snip little banner notches in one end of each ribbon piece. Use Glue Dots to attach the ribbons to the banner pieces. Use Scotch Tape to adhere the two pieces to the back of the circle, being sure the ends of the banners extend to the edges of the card. Glue this whole piece to the card front.