Hi there, Stampers!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  I’ve been working on my blog.  I am moving it from Blogger to WordPress.  This is all behind the scenes stuff that probably won’t affect my visitors and subscribers – if all goes as planned.  Here’s to hoping technology behaves for me during this transition. I’m telling you, just so you can let me know if you see anything funny.  Please let me know and I will get it fixed.

Today’s card is for the Paper Pals Arts Sketch Challenge #216.  Here is the sketch we were given:
2014_PPA216In designing my card, I knew I wanted to use this “congratulations” stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Bravo stamp set in the banner.  As you can see here – it didn’t quite fit into the framelit properly.
framelit-tip-1aI cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock 1 7/8″ wide and 5 1/4″ long and fed it into the frameit with the bottom below the framelit and the top above the framelit – so that only the bottom would cut. (see below)framelit-tip-1bThis gave me a banner that was long enough to fit my stamp. (see below)framelit-tip-1cand this is the card I came up with:challenge-216This card has the standard cardbase in Basic Grey cardstock (11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″ so that the fold is at the top). I then cut a piece of DSP from the Moonlight DSP paper stack 2.75″ x 4″ and a piece of Hello Honey cardstock 2.75″ x 4″. I used the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder on the Hello Honey cardstock.

Stampin’ Tip: I knew I wanted to wrap the 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon (in Lost Lagoon color) to wrap around the two pieces over the seem, before adhering those pieces to the card.  So I cut a 3″ x 1″ piece of scrap cardstock and used it to attached the Hello Honey cardstock to the DSP from the back side.  I then put adhesive on the ribbon and wrapped in around the two pieces over the seam and then adhered it to the cardbase.

I stamped the Congratulations from the Stampin’ Up! Bravo stamp set in Lost Lagoon ink onto the Whisper White banner and matted it with Lost Lagoon cardstock and adhered it to my card with dimensionals.  As a final touch I added three Basic Grey Candy Dots to the ribbon. I hope you like it.

As always all of these supplies can be purchased in my online store and please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Happy Stamping,