I know I promised to use new Designer Series Papers this week. But an opportunity for a CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) challenge presented itself, so off I went for some card stock. But not just ANY card stock! This is one I probably haven't used here before, so it's not entirely outside of my promise for new papers. It's Primrose Petals Core-dinations Card Stock. Core'dinations card stock is thick, with some texture and with an inner layer that is a very much lighter color. You can find the Primrose Petals color in the In Color 2012-2014 pack of Core-dinations Card Stock.
The challernge was one that I coordinate on my online Stampin' Up! Demonstrator group, SUDSOL. (If you're a demonstrator, click on the blinking SUDSOL banner about halfway down the right side of this blog for more information.) The original project is on page 77 of the current Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Catalog. I was really intrigued by the way that the tags were stamped to overalp so well. Once I actually started to make my card, I realized how this was done. First a photo of my card, then a small tutorial on how to get those tags coordinated!
To begin, I obviously did not use the same colors as in the original project. It didn't take me long to select the Primrose Petals color (and I had some of the Core'dinations card stock in that color, which was a plus!), along with Bermuda Bay, which seems to me to be a sea type of color. I kept the Crushed Curry color that was in the original because it's a nice accent for both the Bermuda Bay and Primrose Petals colors.
I first used a sanding block to sand the edge of the card stock pretty heavily, then used it all across the front of the card to bring out some of the light color. Then I got out the By the Tide Stamp Set, and started stamping, beginning with one of the stamps on the card front using Bermuda Bay Ink.
The finishing touches on this card are the small circle element in the upper right of the card, which I stamped on Crushed Curry Card Stock with Bermuda Bay Ink and punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch. And a small bit of Linen Thread is a nice touch to tie it all together!
About the Big Shot Magnetic Platform and those little framelits.
There are three little pieces that are a part of the Chalk Talk Framelit set that are made to help cut slots in the larger pieces to make them look like real tags (well, they are real tags, aren't they!?). When you are using such a small piece with the large magnet, the magnetic field sometimes doesn't want them to stay just where you placed them. Think of what happens when you place two magnets back-to-back. You may want them to line up, but the magnets have to move into a position where they are comfortable. This is the way it is with those little pieces. So I ended up going back to using a sticky note to hold the little slit piece in place on all three of these tags. It did not leave a mark on the finished product, so it's definitely a way to solve that "problem."