Good Afternoon Bloggers:
Today we are releasing the 1st set of cards from Linda from our Design team. This card along with the other projects are hanging up on the wall to the right of the door as soon as you walk into Scrapper's Playground. Our Design Team is doing an awesome job on these projects and have inspired others to think outside the box! Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used on these projects.
Cards by Linda
Cards by Linda
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste 6x6 pattern paper
SRM Sticker Sentiments -- Thank You
Kaisercraft Basics Pearls
I have heard a lot about SRM stickers but have never used them so I was excited to give them a try. Each sticker sheet comes with more than 20 sentiments. Talk about a bargain! If you are mass producing cards, these stickers would be perfect. Since I was only making one card with the stickers today, I decided to use multiple stickers for maximum impact.
To begin, I cut a standard A2 card with a side fold. I then cut the floral pattern paper to measure 4" x 5.25 inches and adhered it to my card front. Next, I measured the width of the sentiment stickers that I wanted to feature on my card and cut a strip of blue cardstock to measure 2"x 5.5". (I would later cut the width down to measure 1 7/8".)
Since I wanted to play around with the arrangement of my sentiments, I cut each sentiment off the sheet leaving the backing on. This enabled me to move each sentiment around until I got the placement I wanted. (The flowers were attached to other sentiments but I just used a straight cut to take them off the sheet.)
I Started from the bottom and worked up to place the stickers on the strip. The Tim Holtz Design Ruler was very helpful to make sure that each sentiment was centered. Although I was working very carefully, my hand did slip and I adhered one sticker off center. I thought the card was ruined. However, I was able to carefully pull it up without ripping the cardstock. I was very pleasantly surprised at how forgiving the sticker was. I found that using my Cutter Bee Tweezers was very helpful in placing the stickers from that point on. When I had all of the stickers in place, I used a bone folder to burnish them into the cardstock.
Next, I used a border punch to create a scalloped border that I adhered under the sentiment panel. I also cut two 1/8' x 5.5" strips and adhered them to the outside edges of the cardstock with a liquid adhesive. I adhered the entire panel off-center on my card and then used Gloss Accents to add the bow. Finally, I added the pearls using Glossy Accents to adhere the largest one to the bow.
Great use of the stickers and love the card!