I created this Abstract Beauty Birthday card as part of the Simply Sketchin’ Saturday (SSS #001) challenge. Each Saturday a new sketch will be posted and you are invited to create a card that follows the sketch. Remember, a sketch is just a starting point. You can “make it yours” any way you want.
Here’s the sketch for this week:
This sketch immediately brought to mind the Abstract Beauty patterned papers. They are so beautiful that you won’t want to cut some of them up! They come in a 4″ x 6″ size so they fit on a card with just a tiny bit of cutting. Here’s what the paper pack looks like:
Aren’t they gorgeous? I love the gold foil accents and all of the happy colors. I picked a piece with gold, black and Blushing Bride. It just seemed so fancy! The sentiment is from the On the Horizon Stamp set. I chose to heat emboss the sentiment in gold. It just seemed to fit with the gold on the patterned paper. Both the Abstract Beauty papers and the stamp set will also be in the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! that goes live on January 4th.
INstructions for Abstract Beauty Birthday Card
- Cut a card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″.
- Select the gold, Basic Black and Blushing Bride piece of paper from the Abstract Beauty paper pack and cut the 6″ side to 5 1/4″. Save that 3/4″ strip of paper.
- Adhere that piece to the front of the card base.
- On a scrap of Basic Black, use Versa Mark ink to stamp the sentiment “wishing you so much happiness” and then emboss with Gold embossing powder from the Metallics Embossing Powder collection.
- Cut it out with the smallest of the Contour Dies rectangles.
- Cut a 5 1/2″ piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon and fold as shown. Use glue dots to adhere it to the paper.
- Pop the sentiment up on dimensionals and adhere over the ribbon.
- Adhere the 3/4″ “leftover” strip of patterned paper to the left edge of the Basic White mat (5 1/4″ x 4″) for the inside of the card.
- Stamp the “No one deserves a happier birthday than you” sentiment in Memento Black ink.
- Now, take a photo of the card and then think of someone to send it to!
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Artfully composed stamp camp
Please join me and 11 talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world for an amazing Stamp Camp experience. This Artfully Composed Stamp Camp will feature the colorful and fun Artfully Composed suite of products. You can see each of the items here:
Unfortunately, the ribbon is currently unavailable in the USA, but you could substitute either of these two ribbons:Product List
This Stamp Camp includes a card kit to make 12 cards…one designed by each of the demonstrators on the Creativity Abounds team. In this card kit you will get the card bases and any pieces of card stock needed to make the card. If a die other than the ones included in the Artfully Layered Bundle is used, it will be cut for you. Envelopes are included as well.
You will use your Artfully Composed patterned paper, Artfully Layered Bundle, ribbon, Faux Sea Shapes, and inks/adhesives.
This kit will come with an emailed written tutorial for each card as well as “unlisted” videos to show you how to make the cards.
On January 28-29, 2022, you will be part of an exclusive Facebook Group where we will have 12 LIVE presentations showing another project made with the suite. As the group is international, some LIVES will be at less convenient times, but they will all be recorded in the FaceBook group and you will have access to them forever.
The only fee to participate in this Stamp Camp is purchase through me of the Artfully Composed Suite (purchased as a bundle, two paper packs, and embellishments with a substitute ribbon) for approximately $90 (depends on the ribbon chosen.) If you already own these products, please substitute any other $90 (before shipping and tax) of products. REMEMBER: add just $10 of product and you will earn 2 FREE $50 Sale-a-bration items or 1 FREE $100 item.
You can order by clicking on this link: SHOP WITH CHATNCRAFT WITH LORRAINE and this will input the host code for you automatically. I will be notified of your purchase and will enroll you in Stamp Camp. Please be sure to order as soon as possible to ensure that nothing becomes unavailable!
About a week before Stamp Camp you will receive your card kit in the mail. Then a few days before the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp starts, you will receive an invitation to join the exclusive Facebook group.
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