Hello stamping friends! The weekend is almost here… are you happy? I sure am! But today is Thursday, and that means it’s time for another fabulous Deconstructed Sketch! Check out sketch #161…
This is definitely different from what I’d usually do, but an idea came to me pretty quickly and I just LOVE the results! Check it out…
When I was in Florida recently at the My Favorite Things store, the Die-Namics Jumbo Cloud STAX was an item that was in my shopping basket very early on… I just needed it! Do you know how that goes? So, I grabbed it for my card today, cutting it out with Sweet Tooth card stock. Then I stamped some LJD Darling Dots on the cloud with Sweet Tooth pigment ink, and embossed with clear embossing powder. On the Nightshift Blue card stock background I embossed some clouds using the Cloudy Day stencil. And on the Berrylicious card stock background piece I stamped the BG Grid background in Berrylicious hybrid ink. I added a Fishtail Flags STAX in Berrylicious card stock and a Sweet Tooth card stock flag from the Blueprints 13 below the sentiment panel.
Now, for the sentiment panel, I used some SU! Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. Want to know my easy-peasy way for making that cool double-ended banner? Here, I’ll gladly show you!
Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, one full length and one just a little shorty. (Am I the last person still using a good ol’ Cuttlebug?)
I used a pencil to very lightly mark off 2 1/2” of space for my sentiment (you can just barely see my pencil marks, I think!) and stamped using Tangy Orange hybrid ink. (My sentiment is from the Blue Skies Ahead stamp set.) Then I went to my cutting board, and trimmed the sentiment piece to 3 1/2”, keeping the sentiment centered. (Forgot to photograph that step… oops!) Be sure to save that flag end you just cut off!
I then placed that 3 1/2” piece of card stock on my Scor-Pal, and scored each end at 1/4”.
Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX.
Then I just trimmed off the excess underneath, and there you’ve got the double-ended, folded banner for the front of your card!
I find this method a LOT easier than trying to fold twice on each end to achieve this look, and I NEVER get them even when I try that. This works much better for me! If you don’t already have a set of Fishtail Flags STAX or Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, I highly recommend picking up one set or both! I think they are my most-used dies, and have such a large variety of sizes… you’ll use them constantly, trust me!
On the inside of my card, I added a few Flat-Bottom Clouds cut from Berrylicious card stock, and another sentiment from the Blue Skies Ahead stamp set stamped in Berrylicious hybrid ink.
I hope you’ll give this sketch a try this week! Hop on over to Jen’s blog for all the Deconstructed Sketch details, and visit the team members listed here for more inspiration…
- Arielle Gordon
- Cresta Woodruff
- Jen Shults
- Joanne Basile (taking a break this week)
- Kim O’Connell
- Sheri Gilson
- Tangii Crain
- Tracey Pickersgill
All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…
Stamps: CS Blue Skies Ahead, BG Grid background, LJD Darling Dots
Card stock: Berrylicious card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock; Crisp Cantaloupe card stock (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks: Berrylicious hybrid ink, Tangy Orange hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink
Dies and Stencils: Jumbo Cloud STAX Die-Namics, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Flat-Bottom Clouds Die-Namics, Blueprints 2, Blueprints 11, Blueprints 13; Cloudy Day stencil
Accessories: enamel dots (Doodelbug), clear embossing powder (Ranger)
Many, many thanks for visiting me today! I appreciate it!