How are you doing? This week is THE WEEK at Stampin' Up! It's Convention time in Salt Lake City and thousands of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are whooping it up at the Salt Palace for a few very busy days and nights of classes, speakers, and demonstrations. I've been haunting the demonstrator message forums at Stampin' Addicts and so far, it looks like there's lots for them to see and do and oooh and aaah over. I'm so jealous! My plan is to be there next year, though...
Today's project is my second swap card for the convention. I wanted to choose colors that conveyed a feeling of romance and I think that this color combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso does just that.
The Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel was inked with Early Espresso ink and rolled across the bottom of the card front and the card front edges where the wheel was rolled were sponged with Early Espresso ink. Then a piece of Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Polytwill ribbon was wrapped around the card front and taped in place on the card front so that the "seam" would be hidden by the Pear Pizzazz panel. The panel uses a piece of Presto Patterns Specialty cardstock that was liberally sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink. Then the edges of the panel were sponged with Early Espresso ink. This panel was attached to a panel of Early Espresso cardstock (the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink, too!). The combined pieces were attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The butterfly and sentiment on this card come from the Butterfly Prints stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on the Blushing Bride card front with Early Espresso ink. The butterfly was stamped first with Blushing Bride ink, then the edges of the butterfly's wings were rolled over the Pear Pizzazz ink pad to provide the hint of green on the edges; then the butterfly was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Butterfly punch. The edges of the punched butterfly were sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink. This butterfly was attached to the card front with SNAIL and then the body of the butterfly was stamped with Early Espresso ink. A second butterfly was stamped in the same manner as the first, but this time the body was stamped onto the butterfly before punching with the Butterfly punch. Then Mini Glue Dots were placed in the center (body area) on the back of the butterfly before it was placed directly on top of the first butterfly. I placed my fingertip at the center of the butterfly and then gently pulled each wing up to create a slight crease at the center so that it would look like the butterfly was in flight.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel was inked with Early Espresso ink and rolled across the top and bottom of the cardstock. Then the wheeled areas and the edges of the cardstock were sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.
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The Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel was inked with Early Espresso one more time and rolled across the envelope flap. Like the inside of the card, the envelope flap was sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.
For those who like the look of vintage without all the fuss and extra dimensional elements, this card is sort of a compromise. I like the clean look of it, but you still get the romantic feel that a vintage card conveys. I made a few extra of these to set aside for anniversaries, weddings, and engagements. With so few elements, they were very quick to make.
OK, back to the forums to find out what's going on at Convention. I hope you'll stop by to visit again soon!
Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel; Inks: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz; Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Presto Patterns Specialty; Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Polytwill; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Butterfly Extra Large punch, Jumbo Wheel Handle; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope