I've been busy making this "old favourite" style of card - the double diagonal fold card, over the last few weeks. We did one at this months Christmas Card Stamp A Stack and it reminded me just how much I enjoy this technique; how easy and how versatile it is for a variety of occasions.
Today I'm showing you one card I made for a friend who will soon be moving overseas. She is such a creative spirit and she loves her "fur babies" so the card had to have a puppy on it, plus some reference to moving or travel. This is what I came up with using some retired Stampin' Up! stamps and papers.
I chose this colour range as I know she is quite fond of these colours.
The flowers are made from Stampin' Up! Vanilla card stock that has been stamped and sponged with Marina Mist and Early Espresso inks. The scalloped detail is also Vanilla card that has been stamped and sponged. The flower is held together with an Antique Brad.
Water-colouring is one of my favourite stamping techniques and I'm always ready with my Aqua Painter to add a little colour to my stamped images. I deliberately kept the colouring light on this card, but enhanced the tag by stamping the swirls and adding some grunge from the Gorgeous Grunges stamp set.
The second tag has also been stamped and it was shaped with one of the new Tag Topper Punches from Stampin' Up! These punches are very versatile and add a great finish to your tags. The folding technique is simple and instructions can be found on the Splitcoast stampers website.
Until Next time