Monday, 12 November 2007

I can do that!

Make these 8 (4 each of 2 designs) beautifully simple cards using only 4 x A4 pieces of coloured Stampin' Up! Cardstock (2 x Chocolate Chip and 2 x Pretty in Pink) and 1 1/2 A4 sheets of Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock.

Simply stamp all over the Whisper White Cardstock, using the Big Pieces and Little Pieces Sets; in So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. Cut the full sheet of A4 into 4 equal rectangles 148 x 105mm. Cut the half sheet into 4 equal 50 x 148mm strips.

Cut 2 A4 sheets of Chocolate Chip Cardstock in half to create 4 cards. Fold each card to form the card and then tear the front two thirds of the card away, making sure not to discard it.

Secure White Organdy Ribbon around the upper section of the card as pictured and then adhere the stamped rectangle under the flap, thereby hiding the ends of the ribbon.

Complete the look by stamping 'thankyou' from Wonderful Words Stamp Set in the bottom right hand corner of the card in Chocolate Chip Ink.

To complete the matching set of cards, simply cut 2 Pretty in Pink A4 sheets in half to create 4 cards. Adhere the leftover Chocolate Chip 'ripped' section across the card as pictured. Complete the look by adhering the stamped strips across the brown cardstock and stamp 'thankyou' with the same set. Additional extras may be added, such as the clear button, simply adhered with a mini glue dot over one of the flowers to create texture and interest.

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Simple alterations to the 'process' of this card will result in a completely different look. Instead of 'stamping out' the entire sheet of A4 Whisper White, try cutting it into 4 first. Then you can compose your design elements, so that they do not appear randomly.