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Hello!

I have been blessed with some amazing friends who are also some of my best customers.  Thanks to their generosity, I have been able to maintain my Stampin' Up! business through all the craziness of the pandemic.  I miss seeing them all so much and look forward to the time when we can come together to create in person.  I am currently planning to make that happen very soon.  I can't wait! 

I have been wanting to feature the Expressions in Ink product suite since the Annual Catalog launched in May; but backorder of the awesome Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper had me waiting to present you with project ideas until it could actually be ordered.  Now that the paper is finally in stock, I decided to use some elements of the product suite to make some Thank You cards for customer orders.  When the Designer Series Paper is this beautiful, you want to let it take center stage.

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A number of the sheets of paper in the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper pack carry the design across the center of the paper leaving a large area of white space above and below the color design.  I chose one of those sheets, placed the paper in the Stampin' Trimmer so that the color lies below the cutting path and cut the paper in half to create two 6" x 12" pieces of paper.  Then I cut each of the 6" x 12" pieces into three 3-7/8" x 6" pieces.  Finally, 7/8" was cut off the white area end of each of the 3-7/8" x 6" pieces, leaving a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" panel.  Using this process, you end up with panels and a greeting strip for 6 cards.  The great thing is that each of the 6 panels is completely different so every card is unique.

The 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Just Jade cardstock and then adhered at the center of the Pear Pizzazz card front.

The long leaf stem die from the Artistic dies was used to die cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets.  The leaf die was adhered along the right hand side of the Designer Series Paper panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

The "thanks" greeting, from the Artistically Inked stamp set, was stamped on the 3-7/8" x 7/8" white strip, cut down to 7/8" x 2-1/2", using Just Jade ink.  The greeting was matted first with a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil Sheets and then with a slightly larger piece of Just Jade cardstock.  The greeting was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the left side of the Just Jade greeting mat 3/16" from the left side of the Designer Series Paper panel and the bottom edge of the Just Jade greeting mat 1-5/16" above the bottom edge of the panel.

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One of the images in the Artistically Inked stamp set is a background stamp that can be used to create the ink swirls of color similar to those on the Designer Series Paper.  For the inside of the card, the background image was stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink along the bottom edge of a Basic White panel with the left edge of the stamp near the left edge of the panel.  The stamp was cleaned and then stamped over the Pear Pizzazz image, rotating the stamp image 180 degrees, using Just Jade ink with the right side of the image near the right side of the panel.

A narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered across the stamping with the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel and the bottom edge of the strip 7/16" above the bottom edge of the panel.

The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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The background image was stamped across the bottom edge of the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  To do this, place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope.  Stamp the background stamp twice along the bottom edge of the envelope flap using Pear Pizzazz ink, rotating the stamp 180 degrees for the second stamping.  Clean the stamp and repeat the process with Just Jade ink.  I really like how the lighter color is still visible because of the design of the stamp image and the way that the stamp image was carved to create light and dark areas.  

It's really hard to convey just how beautiful the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper is!  The fronts of all the papers have gold embossing threaded through the color swirls.  The reverse sides have a coordinating color swirl.  I have to say that it's hard to decide which side of the paper to use...all 12 patterns are just stunning!

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Just Jade:  4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/4" x 2-7/8"; Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Gold Foil Sheets:  1" x 2-5/8", 2" x 6", 1/4" x 4"; Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 7/8" x 2-1/2"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Artistically Inked; Inks:  Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz; Cardstock:  Basic White, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Expressions in Ink Specialty; Tools:  Artistic dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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