Hi everyone, I was having a great conversation with a crafty friend and we were discussing patterned paper. Stampin’ Up! has some amazing designs in its range. I know a lot of people are paper hoarders and I’ve certainly been guilty of this in the past too. Our conversation inspired me to create a card where the patterned paper was prominent. The card design is based on a card I made previously and which I LOVED so much I’ve been wanting to try again for a long time. (This card remains one of my all time favourites).
The paper I’ve chosen is from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. I love the bright and happy colours but sometimes I find they are a bit overwhelming especially when compared with my usual colour palette. In instances such as these, vellum is your best friend! I die cut a rectangle of vellum with the Big Shot and it immediately softened the look of the paper. I’m a big fan of this technique!
To create the sentiment, I first added Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock before die cutting the Happy Birthday. I always try to remember to add this adhesive to my paper before die-cutting as it makes it SO much easier to adhere the more fiddly parts of the die cut. I actually left the die cut in the paper while I sponged on the ink. It was easier to hold the die cut piece.
I used the fine-tip glue to adhere the vellum panel to the patterned paper. If you use a light hand you won’t have any squeeze out from behind the die cut and it will look seamless. Unfortunately, I didn’t realise there was a bit of a blob of adhesive so you can see a bit of a mark above the ‘pp’ of happy. Still, it’s not so bad. I also used the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to add a bit of interest to my card as it was pretty plain. An added advantage of this embellishment is that I could use one of the dots to secure the vellum at the bottom of my card.
Here’s the Card…
It really is a quick and easy card to make so you could have a few in your stash for any last minute requirements. I hope you’ll give it a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.