Painter’s Palette Birthday

Painter’s Palette Birthday

This is one of our cards from September classes. I copied the sketch from a card Christy made.

Painter's Palette, Stampin' Up!

It’s a “Z-fold” card, which is super simple to create. Cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock (I used Sweet Sugarplum) to 4-1/4″ x 11. Then score the long side in half at 5-1/2″, then score the front half at 2-3/4″. Easy! Here’s how it looks more open.

Painter's Palette, Stampin' Up!

You actually have to look at it from the bottom to see the “Z,” but, trust me, it’s there. I cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of designer series paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP) and layered it to the front panel. The Whisper White layer is stamped with images and a sentiment from the Painter’s Palette set in Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. The idea was to mimic the design in the DSP. I layered the stamped piece to a slightly larger Basic Black layer, adhered it to the card, and – DONE!

This was such a fun and simple card. When I started offering five cards at classes, I designed five different cards. Then I decided to do two each of two, plus one different card. This, however, used a lot of cardstock in one or two colors, and I didn’t always have enough for 20 or more cards. So I went back to five different cards. It’s fun – and it gives the opportunity to use more options for a stamp set. I was able to show how to use one stamp set for two totally different cards.

So – I’m off to bed. It’s after 11 p.m., and I only got about two to three hours sleep last night. I’m not sure why; I think my brain just wouldn’t turn off! Hopefully tonight, I’ll get a few more hours of zzzzzzzs!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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