Friday, March 13, 2020

Card Sketch from Splitcoaststampers

We made this Easter card in my weekly Live Stamping Class this past Tuesday on Facebook (anyone can watch and it's every week at 2 PM ET).  I used Stampin' Up!'s Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper - a really long name for something that can be summed up in one word - STUNNING.

Splitcoaststampers card sketch 792

This week's card sketch from Splitcoaststampers was my starting point.  A card sketch is a fabulous way to begin any stamping session, especially one in which you are struggling for an idea.  I have an entire Pinterest board of sketches for you to use!

Easter card with Stampin' Up!'s Hold On To Hope, Itty Bitty Greetings, and Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper

Keeping this card 99% monochromatic does two things - it draws the eye directly to the cross (the focal image) and it highlights the shimmer of the paper.  The shimmer is hard to capture on camera, but this next close-up allows you see it more.

Easter card with Stampin' Up!'s Hold On To Hope, Itty Bitty Greetings, and Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper

The lacy background and the oval frame were cut from the Shimmer Paper package.  I used the shimmer paper in between the lace cut-aparts to stamp the greeting in Versamark, then heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  This paper is too beautiful to waste any of it!  Another tip: use the brush-tip end of a Stampin' Blend marker to color the Very Vanilla Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.

How to get the lacy background

Lay the full lace 12"x12" piece (not the sheet with the cut-aparts) over your folded card base.
Lay Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper over card base front

Use Paper Snips to trim the Shimmer Detailed paper around the card base.  I trimmed a little larger than my card base just for ease of snipping.  Use a Fine Tip Glue Pen to apply adhesive to the back of some of the shimmer paper.  Press down to adhere, then apply more in areas as needed.
Use Paper Snips to trim Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper around card base.  Adhere with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Easter and wedding season is coming up.  This paper is especially beautiful for those cards!  Use this lace background technique over a card base in the wedding color.  You can even dye the Metallic Edge Ribbon in a Stampin' Blend marker in the wedding colors (the ribbon comes in Gold or Silver).


Stampin' Up!'s Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper | page 169 in 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

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