Well, it has happened. Jackson has turned 2 !! Yesterday was a CRAZY day here at my house. I had all his little friends (and their moms) in the afternoon and then the big family supper in the evening. It was busy but lots of fun !! Jack didn't quite get why all these people were around, but he got to play with his friends and get some nice presents, so that was good enough for him !! It was a great day and I can still hardly believe he has been with us for 2 years !! Crazytown. My project today has nothing to do with Jackson's birthday though. I didn't even make him a card !! GASP !! But really, at 2 years old, the only one opening and reading the cards is me so I didn't think it was really worth it to make a card just for me. Hahahahaha. But, he did get some cute cards and I will post my favourites sometime next week !!
My project today is a cool technique that I saw over on Mary Fish's blog (www.stampinpretty.com). She is a LEGEND in the SU world, and if you don't follow her blog religiously ... you should. I had seen this shaped card technique before with the Bigz dies, but never with the framelits, so I had to try it out for myself !! This is what I came up with and I LOVE it ! What do you think ??
It's actually a REALLY easy card to make, and then you just embellish it however you wish. You take a piece of cardstock (I used a full piece of 8-1/2"x11" for this biggest Floral Framelit), score it and fold it in half. Then place the framelit right at the top of the fold, with some of the fold below the cutting blade. This way you don't cut through and get 2 separate pieces. Then you have a cure shaped card !! with this shape, make sure you even the petals so that 2 are on the bottom and then the card can stand up on its own. Cool hey !?!?!?
Then I used the Distressed Dots background stamp and stamped with Crumb Cake onto Very Vanilla. Then I used strips of DSP from the Patterns stacks (Raspberry Ripple from the 2012-2014 In Colors an Perfect Plum from the Subtles) to create a stripe effect and ran that through the Big Shot in the next size down framelit, then you have a shaped layer as well !! Love it !! The flower is also a framelit from the Floral Frames. I cut in between each petal and then curled them up with my bone folder for some dimension. The middle of the flower was done with the Boho Blossoms punch. My sentiment used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set along with the matching framelits. A fun way to add a sentiment !! Love it !!
Well, I hope you liked my project today !! Thanks a lot for dropping by and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners (wood #126266, clear #126257), Distressed Dots (wood only #122815)
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Raspberry Ripple Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers #126856), Perfect Plum Marker (Subtles Stampin' Write Markers #119700)
Paper: Perfect Plum #101889, Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953, 2012-2014 In Color Patterns DSP Stack #126910, Subtles Patterns DSP Stack #117152
Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits #127012, Bitty Banners Framelits #129167, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845, Basic Rhinestones #119246