Thursday, January 24, 2013

Elements of Style Elegant Birthday

I had no idea where I was going with this card when I started out making it.  I had taken a piece of Whisper White card stock and started stamping one of the images from the "Elements of Style" set.  I was using black StazOn at first but switched to my old Basic Black ink pad.  I did have to ink it up, it was a bit too dry for what I was trying to accomplish.

After the ink pad was to my liking I began stamping the image all over the paper.  Cutting pieces off a paper stamped like that is called the "One Sheet Wonder" technique.  It's great if you want to make a lot of the same type cards too.  Today my plan was to make 2 cards.  And yes, it does take me a whole sheet to make two cards. If I would have been a bit more careful in my stamping I could have gotten 4 cards out of that sheet but I didn't!

I cut off what I needed (which measured 4-1/8" x 2-3/4") and I taped it to the bottom part of the card (which was cut on the short side at 4-1/4" and then folded in half), leaving an equal border all around.  I stamped the words on.  Mine came from the "Bring on the Cake" set.  The words were pretty enough to make this card look elegant.  

Then I added some ribbon (all the way around).  I taped it in place.  I made a bow and used Glue Dots to set it in place.  And that was it.  SO quick, and ever SO simple!  You can make these with whatever ribbons you have that match your ink.  I wanted to play with black and white today!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I love the black and white cards and yours is no exception; it's beautiful and very elegant looking
ColleenB.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I love the design and the BW is my face combo. Great job, Wanda;)