Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wish Big!

I was inspired by a gift bag at target to make this card.

Paper: Melon Mambo and Vellum cardstock
Stamps: Artistic etchings, Word Play
Accessories: 5/8” Black satin ribbon, Pearl, Scallop edge punch, 1-3/4” scallop circle punch, dimensional
Ink: Versamark, StazOn

- Fold 4-1/4” x 11” Melon Mambo piece of cardstock in half so seam is on the top of card
- Stamp circle design from Artistic Etchings on cardfront using Versamark
- Cut vellum cardstock to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
- Stamp circle design on vellum using StazOn ink, I prefer to let dry for a few minutes (no smudge)
- Using Scallop edge punch, punch 5-1/2” side of vellum (be careful, the punch might not easily release the vellum)
- Adhere vellum to cardfront lining up scallop edge with bottom. There will be a ½” – ¾” space at top.
- Tie Black satin ribbon around card front and tie in a bow or knot, cut ends at diagonal
- Stamp “Wish big” from Word Play on scrap of Melon Mambo
- Punch out using 1-3/4” scallop circle punch
- Adhere message under knot using Stampin’ dimensional
- Optional: add half back pearl on ‘i’ in wish
Ta-da! So easy and so cute!

Birthday Wishes

Let's work on the cutting first...

1. Cut a piece of Melon Mambo down to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and fold to create card base

2. Cut 4" x 5-1/4" Polka dot piece of Ice Parlor DSP (SAB free item)

3. Cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Pretty in Pink square

4. Using the Big Shot and the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, cut out a 3x3 scallop square in Whisper White

5. Cut out a 1" x 2-5/8" Orange polka dot piece of Ice Cream Parlor DSP to layer the message on

6. Cut out a 3/4" x 2-3/4" scrap of Whisper White for message

Now the fun begins:

5. From the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, Stamp the cupcakes on a pedastal onto the Scallop square using Basic Black

6. Color in as desired (I used- Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink and Real Red Stampin Write markers)

7. Layer the Polka dot paper on the Mambo Melon card front

8. Layer the Scallop square on the Pretty in Pink square and then onto card front (top center)

9. Stamp "birthday wishes" from So Happy for You (SAB free set) on the Whisper White scrap with Tangerine Tango

10. Layer birthday message on Orange polka dot paper with dimensional and then onto card front

11. Stamp "Hope your day is the sweetest ever" from Crazy for Cupcakes as inside message wih Tangerine Tango or Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock

12. Optional: using the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds, glitter your cherries for an added effect.