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)

7 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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

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  4. What a beautiful elegant card Nancy!

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

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

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  7. What a beautiful card! I really love that fancy label!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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