Good Morning and here is to a new week! I have a super simple card for you that I think would make anyone smile and just think of the color choices that you could use….simply endless! For today I let the color palette come to life with inspiration from the fabulous DSP 6 X 6 pack, Picture Perfect.
We chat about this often….Birthday cards are always high in demand for each of us and I think you can see that this beauty has the best of both worlds….easily duplicatable and one that will go for just about any age group. So….the moral of this sweet story is...it’s a keeper!
Below you will see the 3 product images of the “goods” used for the card and then I will give you the simple recipe of measurements (I know you all like when I do that) but really…..it is all about the basics! This is one of those “FORMULA CARDS” that I love to pull out….change the stamp and colors…..works like a charm!
Here you go, the measurements of this fun card! Paper, layers, textures….all simple elements that add up to a fun card. If you have never used versamark ink to do a tone on tone stampin’ effect….I highly suggest you give it a whirl – it gives a super effect will little effort!
- The Card Base is an A-2 Vertical card (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″) in Bermuda Bay and then the confetti stamp was inked up in Versamark
- Whisper White piece is 2 1/2″ X 3″ and then the candles were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist (candle base) and then the stripes were stamped in Bermuda Bay with the flames in Daffodil Delight.
- The Pool Party and Daffodil Delight pieces were each 2 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ and both run through Mr. Big with the Scattered Sequins Textured Embossing Folder.
- The envelope love was a simple 1/4″ X 6″ strip of Bermuda Bay and then a 2″ X 6″ piece of the Picture Perfect DSP….instant fun!
It really is as simple as that! The reason that I call this a Formula Card is that the above measurements can easily be adapted with so many stamps we have stashed and also so many fun papers we have. Paper, layers, lifting with dimension….and a simplistic stamped image = a great and useful card!
I do not know about you but….I always forget about Embossing Folders….and I almost forgot about this one as well until I was reading the sentiments from this stamp set and when I saw the word confetti…the lightbulb went off in my brain and thought….go find that Confetti Embossing Folder!
Here is a tip and one that I hope you try as it works! To get the most from your Embossing Folders, especially the Dynamic Embossing Folders like this one….mist it with water before you run it through the Big Shot…I do a mist on both sides…
WHY??? are you asking??? – easy…the mist helps break the paper fibers down so the Big Shot can do its magic with the folder to give you the deep and detailed embossing! You will be amazed with the results.
Going back to the sentiments….did you notice that I just used the word “celebrate”….it wasn’t planned that way but it worked out! I am pointing this out to you as it happens to me all the time (things not working out as you had planned it to be)..but you CAN make the most of it…just be creative.
In the inside, I stamped the “happiest of Birthdays to you” in Black…very clean and crisp and a perfect sentiment that again for do the job for anyone that is having a Birthday.
There you go…a quickie to get your week rolling! Formulas are your friends and even if you do not have the products that I used to make this card right now….I encourage you to make a card using this formula with products you have.
I would also write down the dimensions on the back of the card and file it away with other formulas you have made….there is simply nothing like being able to pull out a formula when you are having a creative block and create! Works for me and I know it will work for you!
Let’s all have a great week….below you see the list of goodies I used to create this sweet card! See you Wednesday!