Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Celebrate, Cakes and Papers
Today's card is one I made recently that includes lots of reasons to Celebrate.
SALE-A-BRATION with Stampin' Up is in full swing and it's not too late to be part of this Stampin' Up!® celebration. You can earn free products like the OUTLINED OCCASIONS stamp set and the EVERY ENCHANTMENT Designer Series Papers used in this card.
Contact me if you'd like more information on the Sale-A-Bration Promotion or help with card making.
Using patterned papers on card is such a quick way to get a great result, so if you have to make a few cards in a rush, reach for your papers and combine them with coordinating coloured card stock and a couple of punches and see the magic appear.
I've used a BLENDER PEN and some POOL PARTY ink to lightly colour in the letters of the "Celebrate" stamp. Being an outline stamp gives you so many opportunities to customize this as you wish.
This very simple card sketch is dressed it up a little by matting on coordinating card and punching a border.
The SCALLOP TRIM BORDER punch is one of my all time favourites. It gives such a lovely decorative finish to strips and is so quick and easy to align.
The other punch used on this card is the CUPCAKE BUILDER PUNCH. It's great to punch out a variety of papers and then assemble them in lots of different ways. The left overs can go in a box for another time.
Have a look at the lovely detail. Not only can you have "a cherry on top", but there are candles and sprinkles all included in the punch.
One of the cupcakes is raised on STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS and the little hearts are from the HEART TO HEART PUNCH that has 3 hearts of different sizes.
I'll leave you today with a challenge to think of 5 different ways you could use this basic sketch in your card making,
Until Next Time
Posted by Ann Craig