his suite is SO pretty! I have been hoarding it. For me, it's just one of those that you have to take out and look at all of the elements a few times to get past the prettiness and wrap your mind around the possibilities. I should have just jumped in and started creating simple things, but I just got so overwhelmed. It finally all came together for me, though, with this card. I love how it's so easy to create something so elegant!
So, in the video I struggle a little with the sentiment. In my sample, I used two different die sets, but I wanted to streamline for you and just use one. I finally figured it out, but I used a little trick that allows you to adjust the size of the element cut out by a die, to better fit your stamp set. I really think I should have made the die-cut a little taller so that it would go with the gold banners a little better. They don't quite fit. Below is my sample card. That staggered height between the banner and the sentiment piece is what I was going for. It's a really fun technique. Check out my video and then try it yourself. Let me know how it goes! It really opens up a lot of possibilities for your creativity.
Base: 4.25" x 11", Whisper White, scored at 5.5"
Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", Garden Green, embossed
Embossing Folder: Greenery
DSP: 2.5" x 5 3/8", Forever Greenery
Gold Layer: 2 pieces Gold Foil Sheets, measuring .75" x 5 3/8"
Sentiment: Whisper White for stamping and Gold Foil for die-cut/punched banner
Dies: Tasteful Labels and/or Painted Labels
Stamp: Free as a Bird
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Rhinestone Basic Jewel and Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper