Quick and Easy card using the Petal Parade stamp set!
I always have a quick and easy card for the make-n-take at Cottage Crafts and my customers LOVED making this one today! This card uses the Petal Parade stamp set which is free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration. You can view the Sale-a-bration brochure online at:http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/NA/20131119_SAB_EN/20131119_SAB_en_US.pdf
I had trouble deciding on the layout and ended up letting them choose which one they preferred.
This is a great design and uses a strip of Whisper White cardstock that measures 3″ x 5 1/2″ and is layered to the left side of the front of the folded Bermuda Bay cardstock. Everyone agreed that the colors really make this card stand out. I used Black Stazon, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Raspberry Ripple. Raspberry Ripple is one of the five 2012-2014 In Colors and is retiring at the end of May. The Satin Stitched Ribbon comes in each of those colors too.
All of the images for this quick and easy card are from the Petal Parade stamp set except for the greeting (Perfectly Penned) and the little black image (Pennant Parade).
This layout is a more traditional one with the Whisper White base cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and layered to the center of the front of the card. The greeting (from Bring on the Cake) is stamped in Black Stazon on a strip of Whisper White cardstock that measures 1 1/4″ x 4″ and is popped up with Dimensionals. The paper-piercing at the top and bottom of the greeting add a little texture and Rhinestones are added for a bit of sparkle.
If you have trouble with “random” stamping, try starting in one corner and working your way out. Like this:
Stamp your first image in the corner. Stamp your next image twice to get the full flower. Stamp the last image next to the first two. Continue working your way out by stamping a color next to two different ones. It’s OK to stamp off the edges of your cardstock too. I also look at the stamped images as a sort of triangle with each of the three colors being one of the points of the triangle. If I stamp all the Bermuda Bay ones first, and then all the Crushed Curry, and then all the Raspberry Ripple ones, I’m likely to have gaps between the images that are larger than I would like.
Even though both of these quick and easy cards are VERY similar, which of the two layouts do you prefer?