A Case of Mono
Each month, I give my team of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators a challenge for the next month. I try not to be a dictator, so we work together to develop challenges. Everyone who wants to participate brings a card or other project using the challenge to the meeting the next month, and we randomly draw a winner. That person wins a prize. For our October meeting, the challenge was to use either Whisper White or Very Vanilla and a metal embossing powder or other metal embellishment.
Everyone’s cards were so amazing. Some of our team members thought this might produce boring cards, but it didn’t at all! Everyone’s cards were strikingly beautiful. I forgot to take pictures, but I do have mine.
Emboss a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It will look like layers of ribbons across the card. I love this embossing folder.
Die-cut flowers from the Flourish Thinlits. Adhere the floral spray to the embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut my floral spray in half so I could spread it over the entire card from top left to bottom right. (You may need to cut some of the dimensionals in half, even if you use the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.)
Stamp the sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on Vellum Cardstock. Heat emboss with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then die cut with the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. Adhere to the embossed layer with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals at the right and left edges. (You’ll cover these with pearls later.)
Adhere the remaining floral die-cuts to the card over the edges of the vellum with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cover all the adhesive – and anything else you want to embellish – with Pearl Basic Jewels.
Adhere the panel to a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base. Wrap Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card, and tie in a bow. (Tip: If you’re tying ribbon in a knot, wrap it one and one half times around the card, the cut. If you’re tying in a bow, wrap it two times around the card, then cut.)
I don’t have anything inside the card yet. I have two nieces getting married next year, and tons of relatives having anniversaries, so I’m not sure how I’ll use this card yet.
The Story behind the Card
At Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Events, they’ve been passing the box of products used in Make & Takes around the tables. Everyone gets to select a product from the box. We keep passing until everything is gone. This is a fabulous way to get new supplies for our classes! At a recent event, there was a dowel covered in ribbon as a decoration on the table. For one of my choices, I chose the ribbon. One of my “table mates” said I should choose something else. There were more embellishments, stamp pads and more in the box. Nope. I wanted the ribbon. Part of the ribbon is on this card, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice! There are so many beautiful products in our Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, but I can’t buy everything. If I can get even a little sample to show you that I don’t have to buy, I’m happy. (But I’m probably going to buy this ribbon. It’s gorgeous!)
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a beautiful day!