Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guest Design Team Project for Inspired by Stamping - Part 2

Hello, my friends!

Today is my second Guest DT spot over at Inspired by Stamping!

I would like to give Joanna a BIG thank you for having me.
It’s been lots of fun creating and sharing my projects with all of you.

Also, Joanna has generously offered a special DISCOUNT CODE to my blog readers! 
Read to the bottom for all the details! ;o)

Today I am sharing a masculine themed card.
I combined two stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping:

Here is the card I created:

Here's how I did it:

First, I gathered some of my supplies.

I began with my solid piece of blue cardstock.
I chose the sentiment “Sending You Best Wishes on Your Birthday” and stamped it in black ink,
leaving lots of space around it for the next step.

I brushed the entire cardstock with my powder tool.
I stamped the label with Versamark ink, centering it over the stamped sentiment.
Then I sprinkled it with black embossing powder and heat set it.

Next, I cut it out using the Fancy Labels 3 Die from Inspired by Stamping.

Then I cut all the pieces for the card.
From the black cardstock I made a tent-fold A2 card base,
which is a 4 ¼” X 11” piece scored at 5 ½”.
From the patterned paper, I cut a piece measuring 4” X 5 ¼”.
Since the die-cut label left a blue edge, I cut another label of black cardstock.
I inked the edges of the label and patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Now I’ll show you what I did with the black label I cut.
Since the die left a blue edge around my label, it disappeared into the patterned paper.
I wanted to frame it with black to make it stand out, and give it more weight.
I cut another set of blue and black labels to demonstrate.

I began by cutting the black label in half lengthwise.
Then I trimmed off the ends from the curve to the center cut, as shown here:

Discarding the little end bits, I adhered the other pieces behind the label,
leaving about 1/8” exposed.

Here is how it looks on my finished card:

The final step was to create a simple bow to add behind the label.
I did this using the matching ribbon from the 
Autumn Ribbon Collection
from Inspired by Stamping.
I LOVE this ribbon!
Then it was just a matter of adhering it all together.

Again, here is my finished card:

I hope you like my masculine themed card!
Both of the stamp sets I used are very versatile,
and perfect for any style of card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)

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Inspired by Stamping Materials Used:

Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set

Trendy Circle Sentiments
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Other Materials Used:
Black Cardstock
Basic Grey – Oxford 6 X 6 Paper
Blue Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
EK Success Powder Tool
Martha Stewart Score Board
Fiskars Trimmer
Acrylic Blocks

Heat Gun

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Now for information on the special DISCOUNT CODE:
The code is thenickelnook20.
It is good for 20% off all orders of $20 or more at Inspired By Stamping
...excluding clearance items.
This discount code will expire November 20, 2016.
Thank you again, Joanna!
Happy Shopping, my friends! :o)


Tracy said...

Lovely Nancy. Clever way to get more use out of that die. Classy! Hugs!

Darlene said...

Congrats again on the Guest Spot! Love how you positioned your sentiment over the ribbon and great tip on matting that sentiment! Beautiful card Nancy! Keep 'em coming!

Eek Eek said...

Lovely way to show off these products, makes for a very classy card! Love a bit of polka dot action, and black white and red! All favs :)

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Karen Steele said...

What a beautiful elegant card Nancy!

Susan M said...

A lovely card Nancy ! Beautiful colours and your bow is gorgeous under the stamped sentiment !

Noe I.G said...

Wow Nancy... what elegant card!! I'm thinking I need you give me some Cardmaking masterclass!! Big hugs xxx

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

What a beautiful card! I really love that fancy label!