Monday, October 11, 2021

Elegantly Said Reverse Easel Card for Bruno and Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty People,
Today I'm hopping along with a group of talented demonstrators from around the world, who are participating in Kylie and Bruno's Demonstrator Training program. 

Our theme is thank you cards, and I have designed my card around the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. I love easel cards because they are so easy to make and give a Wow, and this one is the reverse easel style.

I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" Basic Gray card base scored at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4". For the inside of the card, a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Smoky Slate was cut with the Stitched Greenery die. This die is lovely and makes a beautiful background.
I adhered a piece of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" silver foil that was die cut with a die from the Encircled in Beauty die set to a 3 3/4" square piece of Basic Gray. On this piece was adhered a doily cut with another die from Encircled in Beauty out of the beautiful Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper. This piece is the piece that forms the stand for the easel, so I adhered it to the bottom front section folded up, not down.

As you can see from the picture below, the bottom scored section is folded backwards instead of forward like most easel cards.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Blushing Bride and cut with a die from the Ornate Frames die set. I adhered it to the bottom of the inside with dimensionals so it serves as a stopper for the easel.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! This is a blog hop so make sure you 'hop' around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Candy Canes Stamp for Background Stamps Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty People!
Today I'm participating in a blog hop with a group of very talented demonstrators from around the globe. Our challenge is to share a project using a background stamp. 
I decided to make a Christmas card using the Candy Canes background stamp. I used my Stampin' Up! Stamparatus, as pictured below to stamp my card. With a large stamp like this one, you will get better results with the Stamparatus.

I started with a 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" Thick Basic White card base folded in half. A 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of gold foil was cut and I then cut the center out. A 3 5/8" x 2 3/8" piece was cut out of this center piece. It will be used later on the card front. The larger gold foil piece was adhered to the card front.

Real Red was used for the card front and I cut two pieces: 4" x 5 1/4" and 2" x 3 1/4". I then layered these on top of each other using prepositional tape runner to hold them in place until I finish stamping them with the Candy Canes stamp in VersaMark. Be sure too press down firmly around the areas where the two pieces meet or you will get a very large unstamped border. Apply gold embossing powder and heat with a heat tool. 

Adhere a gold bow around the bottom of the larger piece, then adhere to the card front.  

Adhere the other Candy Cane piece to the smaller gold foil piece and adhere to the card front center with dimensionals.
Cut the Merry Christmas sentiment out of gold foil with the Word Wishes die set and adhere to the center. 
2 Gold Holly Leaves were adhered to the upper left corner of the middle section and 2 red rhinestones were added for holly berries.
I also decided to see what this card would look like made with Basic Black Cardstock and here is the result.

I like the black version as it looks very elegant, but feel the Real Red is more festive. Which one do you like best?

If you haven't tried out this background stamp, you should give it a try. Now take a minute and visit the blogs of these other awesome demonstrators.

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