Hello again! I am trying to blog more often. I just have a quick-and-simple notecard to share today. Things fell into a card again when I saw pieces next to other pieces that I hadn’t actually intended on putting together, until I realized they worked as such. In this case, it was a card sentiment piece by Graphic 45 next to some paper that came out of a UK magazine.
I had pulled the papers from my UK stash for at least a couple of other cards. One of those became the bird-with-flowers decoupage card I’ve already blogged about. I started this notecard by selecting one out of my premade/prescored Stampin’ Up notecards and envelopes pack (item #159232 for Basic White and item #144236 for Very Vanilla), and then I cut the two papers for the background. The purple layer may have already been a scrap that was smaller; I don’t recall now. But I’m not a huge fan of taking papers to the edges of cardstock anyway. They are hard to line up (especially these thin UK papers) and even if I use liquid glue, there’s rarely enough slideability to move it around, for my liking.
I have some Scotch ATG tape that didn’t peel off the correct way to be able to use it in the tape gun, so I’m laying it and using it a piece at a time as I cut it, and that’s what I did to the background papers here. It is too easy to tear or wrinkle the thin UK papers with some kind of handheld glue gun. (Thankfully, the Stampin’ Up patterned paper I sell isn’t like that at all, and our adhesive is better too!) But this method worked for applying adhesive in that specific card situation. And I’m slowly using up the rolls that won’t work in the gun as well. Wish I’d thought of it years ago.
I tied some retired Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine from Stampin’ Up around the front image piece from Graphic 45 before mounting the piece to foam dimensionals (item #104430 for the full size or item #144108 for the mini size. Black dimensionals are also available if that is your preference.).
Once I took the backings off the foam dimensionals and stuck the topper to the card base/patterned papers, I then took my Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush (item #141897) to the butterflies. Some sparkle is visible in the card photo, but it’s hard to capture the glimmer well on camera. It makes a much bigger impact in person.
I haven’t added any bling yet and I may not. I try not to cause rhinestones-through-the-envelope issues. 🙂 (Though if you like to include those, one tip is to put the rhinestones under the back flap of the envelope so that there are two layers of paper to burrow through first. 😉 )
So that’s it for this card. Clean and simple, fast and easy, the kind of card I’m beginning to appreciate with a full schedule. 🙂 Hope you try one too! Below are some suggested items you can use to put together a card like mine.