I was intrigued by Laura’s sketch on 2Sketches4U this week. Truth be told, I did do the sketch last week but the card was sent out for publication so I couldn’t post…..
Anyhow….for this week’s card. I recently got a big order of the new Stampin’ Up! designer paper and this one is Always – and it matches the Always stamp set! I love the colours too.
So, I also decided that I wanted the card to “do” something and I decided that I wanted it to hold a little note and gift card.
I did this by adding two coin envelopes to the inside of the bottom flap and adding a small piece to adhere a gift card to and a larger note sized card to write on. Click on these thumbnails to see that better.
Okay, now for the card itself. I scored a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock at 2″ and 7 1/2″ to get a sideways gate fold.
The bottom fold has a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then the designer paper. I stamped a salutation and two cute bugs from Garden Whimsy and punched it out with my oval punch and adhered it to a designer label punch.
On top, I used my markers in Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip to colour the flowers from Garden Whimsy and stamped them randomly. I adhered that piece to a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and in behind that I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie which I edged with my scallop edge punch. I added some 1/16 punched holes for good measure and finished it up with a piece of 5/8″ Regal Rose grosgrain.
Thanks for a great sketch, Laura and I hope you had a happy birthday!