Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop featuring 10 of the design suites from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. My post featured the Naturally Eclectic Suite shown on pages 132-133 of the catalog. To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
My second project with the Naturally Eclectic Suite features the geometric thinlit to create the anchor for the focal point. Elements from the Oh So Eclectic Suite include: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays, and Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon.
This card begins with a card base of Night of Navy cardstock. A piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. A sheet of Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays was trimmed to the size of the Designer Series Paper and adhered over the Designer Series Paper placing the adhesive at the center of the Designer Series Paper 2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.
A piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the geometric thinlit from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. Paper Snips were used to trim along the outside edge of the die cut. Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the back of the Designer Series Paper/Emerald Envy mat/Overlay and then threaded through the geometric die cut on the front of the panel. The Seam Binding Ribbon was tied into a bow and a Mini Glue Dot placed under the knot of the bow to adhere it to the Overlay.
The upright flower image, from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, was inked with the brush tip of Stampin' Write Markers: Emerald Envy for the stem and Berry Burst for the flower petals and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The solid upright flower image was stamped over the flower petals using Berry Burst ink. A piece of Gold Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the upright flower thinlit. The stem of the die cut flower was cut off with Paper Snips and the flower part of the die cut adhered over the stamped flower petals using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
The patterned leaves image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy ink, the image re-inked and then stamped on a second piece of Whisper White cardstock. The leaves were die cut with the Big Shot using the leaf framelit. The leaves were adhered over the geometric die cut using Mini Glue Dots with the bottom of the leaves behind the ribbon. The die cut flower was adhered over the leaves using Mini Glue Dots with the stem of the flower threaded through the geometric die with the stem of the flower under the bow of the ribbon.
The "Missing You" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Banner tails were cut into the right side of the cardstock and the banner adhered to the cardfront with the top of the banner 1-1/4" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left side of the banner flush with the left edge of the Emerald Envy panel.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a slightly larger piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. The upright flower was inked with Stampin' Write Markers using the brush tip of the Emerald Envy marker for the stem and the brush tip of the Berry Burst marker for the flower petals. The flower was stamped near the lower left corner of the liner. The upright flower solid image was stamped over the flower petals using Berry Burst ink. The patterned leaves were randomly stamped across the bottom part of the liner using Night of Navy ink. A strip of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets so that the right and left sides of the Gold Foil Sheets and Designer Series Paper are flush. A strip of Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays was adhered over the top of the Designer Series Paper and the completed strip adhered along the bottom of the liner with the edges of the strips flush with the right, left, and bottom edges of the Whisper White cardstock. [Note: The Xyron "X" was used to apply adhesive to the back of the strip of Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays to adhere the plastic overlay to the Designer Series Paper.]
The patterned leaves image was randomly stamped over the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Night of Navy ink. [Tip: Place a scrap of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to contain the stamping to the envelope flap.]
There's a bit of chatter in social media about when the Stampin' Up! Retiring List will be released as demonstrators will be receiving their 2018-2019 Annual Catalogs very soon (the new annual catalog goes live the beginning of June). While I don't have insight into the list, I do know that many of the items used to make this card will be retiring because the 2016-2018 In Colors (which includes Emerald Envy) will be retiring; so it's safe to conclude that the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy cardstock, Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon, and 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers will be on the retiring list. If these items appeal to you, now is the time to order them. Once the Retiring List is released, these items will be available only while supplies last.
Be sure to stop back by on Monday when the Stamp Review Crew will be hopping with the Bubble Over stamp set.
Have a great weekend!
Card Measurements --
Night of Navy: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Emerald Envy: 2 @ 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Thick Whisper White: 3" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White: 3 @ 2" x 3", 9/16" x 1-1/2", 3-3/4" x 5"; Gold Foil Sheets: 1" x 1-3/4", 1" x 3-3/4"; Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4" x 5", 7/8" x 3-3/4"; Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays: 3-3/4" x 5", 7/8" x 3-3/4"; Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon: 17"
Supplies I used to make this card --
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic; Inks: Berry Burst, Night of Navy; Stampin' Write Markers: 2016-2018 In Color (Emerald Envy), 2017-2019 In Color (Berry Burst); Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper: Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments: Emerald Envy Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon, Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Eclectic Layers Thinlits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!: Xyron "X"