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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Softly Sophisticated, Color & Contour, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a sweet card to share with you. I found the original card on Pinterest, you can see it by clicking here. I made a few changes but it's pretty much the same layout. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the largest layer.

The next layer is a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Softly Stippled" 12" x 12" package. I used the Pebble Path stippled flower piece and brayered on some Highland Heather ink. I was not pleased with the way it looked so I set it aside on my worktable (where all orphaned pieces go to await their fate LOL).  I ran across it today and liked the way the ink looked on the piece. It had dried and looked nothing like it did the other day when I first put the ink on it. I trimmed it to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". When I trim pieces like this that you can only see a sliver of the layer behind it, I will trim it on the right side of the mark on the paper cutter. This gives me a sliver less paper so a bit more of the layer behind it shows. 

Next I cut a 1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock. I taped it to the piece of DSP. Then I trimmed each end. A piece of black Baker's Twine was tied around this and it was glued in place on top of the large Basic Black layer. Then that was taped to the card base.

Then I die cut the scalloped rectangle using the third largest die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. There's stitching on the inside of that piece and it acts as a border for the Highland Heather piece of card stock that was cut at 3-5/16" x 2-1/16". It was taped to the scalloped piece. 

The Basic White focal piece was cut at 1-15/16" x 3-3/16".  

Next came the stamping. The leaves from the "Softly Sophisticated" set were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink. Then the flowers were added using Highland Heather ink. The piece was taped in place on top of the Highland Heather piece of card stock and then that was taped to the scalloped rectangle piece. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Softly Sophisticated" set and were stamped using Highland Heather ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and then fussy cut. They were set in place on the right side of the focal piece using Dimensionals. 

I had some embellishments I found on my worktable and I colored them with my dark Highland Heather Blends Pen before adding them to the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

I do like how it turned out and I'm thrilled that the piece of brayered DSP turned out great after all.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,

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