October 26, 2015
Inspired yet again…
I remember when I started stamping decades ago there was not a forum to share ideas and techniques. Now…WOW, I can get lost on the computer or my phone for hours looking at all the wonderful cards and projects shared online. Here is a fun card created by Nina Janssen that was shared on my upline’s Demo Facebook group:
I thought it was soooo cute and changed it up a bit. I used Real Red as my color and made the card base red to make the card pop! I also used some of the Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum DSP (now you know where the snowflakes were used) and a slightly different sentiment…I even dotted my J!
A few of my stamping girls opted to have the entire penguin popped off the card- it was equally adorable with his cute little pumpkin pie penguin feet!
Look at all the fun images and framelits that coordinate with the stamps sold separately or as a Bundle at a 15% off discount!
Design Tip: To avoid any “see through” adhesive on the vellum
I first put an entire 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White on the front of the card. I then cut two strips of Whisper White, one 1″ x 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the other one 1 1/2″ x 4″ x 5 1/4″. I added 1/4″ strips of red to one edge of the 1″ and the 1 1/2″ strips of Whisper White. The top strip has red on the bottom and the bottom strip has red on the top. I then added adhesive to the bottom part of the back of the top strip and adhered it to the vellum strip (2″ x 5 1/4″). Now, add adhesive to the upper portion of the back of the top strip that has the vellum attached and line it up with the top edge of the white panel on the front of the card. Now, add adhesive to the entire back of the bottom strip. *Before you add this strip to the bottom of the card, you tuck in the penguin. Again, line up the bottom of the lower 1 1/2″ strip against the lower edge of the white panel and lay down the strip which will meet up with and adhere to the lower edge of the vellum.
NO ADHESIVE SHOWS THROUGH THE VELLUM!
The white panel allows a great backdrop for the vellum with the silver snowflakes. Do not put the strips together with the vellum without using the white panel as a guide as I described because it most likely will not fit. A few gals did that- but Cindy Bee buzzed by and fixed it up!