So my up upline Shannean has put out a challenge to the team to create a card using the brand new You’ve Got This #139572 stamp set but with a twist.
If you search for images of this stamp set on Pinterest you will see lots and lots of gorgeous cards but I feel they are all so very similiar. Some stamp sets are just like that, everyone seems to have the same idea of how to use it, and therefore all the cards you see made with the stamp set seem to be so very similiar to each other.
Well we were having this discussion last weekend and it prompted Shani to put out this challenge to us all. I always love a challenge and really who wouldn’t miss an oportunity to craft if you get handed one. So I sat down at my craft table and tried to come up with something different.
I know what type of card I wanted to make, that was the easy part, it was the “twist” that was a bit difficult. When I first made this card I thought “Yep I have made something with a “twist”, however, the more I look at it I realize it really isn’t that much different to what I have seen on Pinterest.
I made an easel card, a style of card I just love, that learnt to make from the fabulous Bronwyn Eastley’s blog. I was lucky enough to actually meet Bronwyn at last year’s Stampin’ Up! Convention, which was a huge thrill to me. She is such a lovely lady.
As I needed to make a thank-you card I thought I would combine it with this challenge. This is what I came up with.
I got the idea of doing the multi-coloured background from a post I saw on Facebook. Such a cute way to mix it up a bit. The flower was stamped onto the background stamp in Black StazOn ink and then I cut the flower out a couple of times and added several layers on top of each other for dimension. Dimensionals are great for doing this and make it so quick and easy.
The colours I used for the background are Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise & Soft Sky ink pads.
The card is made with Night of Navy card stock, with a mat of Soft Sky card stock and Whisper White card stock.
The greeting is from a retired stamp set, but as I have said previously you could always swap it out for a greeting from one of our gorgeous current greeting stamp sets. As always I added some bling with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The absolute last thing I did was coat the flower with Crystal Effects to make it look shiny and pop.
As I said this is an easel card, do you want to see what it looks like when it’s open?
I love how this type of card looks when it’s open. They are so very easy to make, if you would like to learn how to make an easel card contact me today and I can arrange to come to your house and hold a demonstration with you and a couple of friends and show you how easy they really are.
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I’m going away this weekend so I won’t get a chance to craft so all going well I will make a couple between now and the weekend.