I have been busy all week getting things ready for my Open House this weekend showcasing some lovely new products. I will share some of these after the weekend but I shared this card on Instagram this afternoon so thought I would quickly post it here for you. (BTW: If you are on Instagram you can follow me. Just do a search for Jenny Hayward). 🙂
I needed to make some cards using the new Label Me Pretty Bundle. Now when I get a new stamp set I do a little searching online for samples using sets that are very similar. So in this case I was looking at the old Chalk Talk set and a few “tags” type sets. I couldn’t believe how many stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! have released with the word “tags” in the name. Anyway, I came across a few older cards that inspired me through Google searches and on Splitcoaststampers.
I had this small strip from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE this Lemon Lime Twist paper in the pack and I couldn’t bare to throw this strip out. I sometimes keep small pieces but end up throwing them out at the end of the catalogue as I hadn’t got around to using them. Not this time though … 🙂
This was the finished card I created.
I stamped one of the “label” sideways on white card to create a flourish effect in Lemon Lime. The strip was adhered to the card and then I tied around some Thick Black Baker’s Twine. This was adhered to the Lemon Lime base card. Another label was stamped in Berry Burst on to the Berry Burst card and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch. The sentiment is stamped in black on to white card and cut with a Layering Circles Framelit. They were both raised up off the card with Dimensionals. I added some Rhinestones to the card but still felt it was a bit plain so after a day of looking at it I very nervously stamped some leaves from the Colorful Seasons set. I was so worried of messing it all up and getting ink everywhere at this point BUT it worked!! Phew! I think it might have been good to sponge the edge of the card with Lemon Lime ink but I wasn’t going to bother with that at this point.
So a simple card but funny that the whole card was designed around this little strip of paper!
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