A swap card I created using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock, metallic paper, and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Rich Razzleberry Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Old Olive Cardstock
- 3-3/4" x 5" from Galvanized Metallic Paper
- 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" of shiny purple flowers and green leaves on mottled light brown background of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
- 2-1/4" square from Crumb Cake Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 3" from Crumb Cake Cardstock
- scrap of Old Olive Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the stamps in the Darling Label Punch Box, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp. Put a piece of paper (Grid Paper works great) on top of the mat to protect it from ink.
Mount the flower thanks image from the Darling Label Punch Box on the clear block from the box. Ink up the stamp with the Memento Pad. Stamp it in the middle of the Crumb Cake square. Re-ink the stamp with the Memento Pad. Stamp it again on one end of the Crumb Cake strip. Re-ink it again with the Memento Pad. Stamp it on the scrap of Old Olive Cardstock so you have the word "thanks" on the scrap. Set all stamped images aside for now.
Insert the Galvanized Metallic Paper rectangle into the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Use the thin line drawn on the front flap of the folder to help you line up the paper and get it straight. Place the folder with the paper inside directly on your Big Shot Platform at the lowest possible setting. Place a Cutting Pad on top of the folder and run through the Big Shot.
VERY IMPORTANT: You are using only ONE Cutting Pad. If you try to use two, the sandwich will be too thick and you could damage the Big Shot.
Rub a Sponge Dauber across the open Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad to get it inky. Then, rub the inky dauber over the dry embossed Galvanized Metallic Paper. Get more ink on the dauber as needed. Buff off excess ink with a clean tissue or paper towel. Keep adding ink until you get the look you want.
Tip: I just clean my Sponge Daubers when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
Unlock the Banner Triple Punch. Slide one end of the strip of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper into the punch as far as it will go. Punch.
Adhere the punched strip of designer paper to the center of the sponged and dry embossed Galvanized Metallic Paper so the notch is near the bottom and the top of the strip hangs off the top of the Galvanized Metallic Paper. Use Paper Snips to trim off the excess designer paper at the top.
Adhere the Galvanized Metallic Paper with the designer paper attached to the large Old Olive rectangle and then to the front of the Rich Razzleberry card.
Unlock the punch from the Darling Label Punch Box. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped image on the end of the Crumb Cake strip into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Put a tiny bit of SNAIL on the back of the punched out image. Adhere it over the image on the Crumb Cake square so it is centered over that image and all the leaves on the edges line up.
Pick out the stitched square framelit from the Stitched Shapes Framelits that cuts out a square that is 1-5/8" wide. Place the stamped Crumb Cake square with the punch out adhered to the center on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the stitched square framelit on top so it is centered over the punched image. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Remove the punched image from the cut out square. Place it on top of some paper on your work surface (Grid Paper works great). You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Start coloring with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas. Use the light colors first and add highlights with the darker colors. If needed to blend the colors, go over things again with the lighter colors. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Dark Old Olive Marker to color in the leaves.
Use the Dark and Light Rich Razzleberry Markers and Dark Blackberry Bliss Marker to color in the flowers.
Put some more SNAIL on the back of the colored punch out and adhere it back to the center of the stitched square so that the leaves line up.
Carefully cut out the word "thanks" from the image stamped on the Old Olive scrap using Paper Snips.
Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the "thanks" cut out over the word "thanks" on the punch out.
Cut two pieces of Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon each 2-1/2" long. Cut one end of each in a sharp angle.
Lay the two pieces of ribbon in the center of the designer paper strip so the angled ends are down and just above the notch in the designer paper. Put a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive across the top of the ribbon pieces to hold them in place. Leave the protective backing on the Tear & Tape.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the square image over the center of the designer paper so it is about 1/2" down from the top of the designer paper and covers the Tear & Tape Adhesive at the top of the ribbon pieces.
Carefully peel up 4 Rich Razzleberry pearls from a sheet of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the square so they are centered in the notches of the punch out layer on all four corners.