One of the earliest projects that I made for my Robin's Craft Room Blog was for World Card Making Day 2008. Five years ago! I can't believe I'm celebrating Five Years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and crafting blogger! To celebrate, I've been going back over my first blog posts to see if there's something I might want to update a bit for 2013. My 2008 World Card Making Day card presented a nice challenge.
The only product left in the Stampin' Up! catalog from this card is the Tangerine Tango Ink I used to stamp some of the flowers in the center element. So I decided to CASE (copy and share with everyone) my OWN project to come up with one for the 2013 World Card Making Day!
Here you can see that I've kept to a square shape for my card, along with the two different pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut into triangles to form the background. I also have a central image, but that's where the identical parts of the CASEd card end!
I'm not sure how I ended up with this particular paper and stamp – this is one of those designs that "just happened." I must have been in a mood for subtle colors and the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper set caught my eye. For a stamped central image, I had to look no further than the Tea Party Stamp Set. Oh, I could have used the printed flower arrangement from the newsprint-style paper (it's just about identical to the stamped image), but I really do like stamping – so the stamp won out! I colored the rubber with Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers before stamping it onto Very Vanilla Card Stock. I added a stamped sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set to complete the stamped layer.
I knew that I wanted to have a layered look using the Labels Collection Framelit set, but I couldn't decide on which of the papers in the Designer Series Paper set I wanted to use. I ended up using NONE of them. Instead, I went to the Subtles Collection Designer Series Paper Stack and found the polka dot design in the Pear Pizzazz color. Perfect!
I created the top background layer with the DSP triangles, matted it with some Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and wrapped a length of Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron Ribbon around the layers. Then I adhered this group to a card made with Wisteria Wonder Card Stock before adding the central die-cut layer to the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
After a couple of blog posts with projects a bit out of my comfort zone, here I was back in it with a layered project and soft colors! Oh, and a sketch to share! I hope you have fun with it!