You’re Absolutely Amazing (Color & Contour) – Inspired by…

by Kylie

Hi everyone, I’ve mentioned before that one of my favourite things about being a part of the Stampin’ Up!® community is the actual community of Demonstrators. Our Demonstrator group comes together to share hints, tips as well as some of their creations. It is wonderful! Demonstrator Narelle Fasulo recently shared a card and I LOVED it! I asked if I could CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it. I knew you’d all love it too! She graciously said I could and so here it is (with very few changes from the original).

First off, start by selecting an assortment of Designer Series Paper and some coordinating cardstock. I used the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper for this card. I had already cut some of these papers into 6″ x 6″ pieces. So I grabbed out some of the designs and then trimmed them into 1.5″ strips. I didn’t cut these strips to the width of my card at this stage as I decided I would cut the overhanging paper at the end. I have an uncanny knack for trimming to my card size but not in the right spot which is very frustrating! Now I do this part at the end after I have lined everything up.

Use the Basic Borders dies and die cut all pieces. Important: Make sure you use the dies in the same orientation each time. The dies are double-edged with one edge cutting a dash line, and the other cutting a dotted line.

Arrange your papers and cardstock into the order you find most appealing. Take your card base and start layering the pieces from the top of the card and work your way down. Adhere the first piece, then take the next piece and slide it up under the first one. Important tip: Make sure you only add a single line of adhesive at the top of the cut piece of paper. If you add too much adhesive you will find it difficult to slide the next sheet up as far as it needs to go.

Once you have finished securing all the paper strips, you can trim off any overhanging pieces. If you have too much white space at the bottom of the card you can also trim this up too.

Take some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack and wrap it a few times around the card. Secure it in a bow, or a knot. Finish off the card by adding a sentiment. The sentiment I chose was from the Colour & Contour stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy ink. I die cut it with a die from the Scalloped Contours die set.

Here’s the card…

You could add a little bling if you want but I honestly don’t think it needs anything else. I’m sure you’ll agree with me this is a gorgeous card. I’m so glad Narelle allowed me to recreate and share it with you all. It was surprisingly easy, and quick, to create. The other cool thing about this card is that the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper used to create it is currently on sale for 15% off! How good is that?!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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