Sunday, 6 November 2011

Joy of the Season!

Stamp Sets: Stampin' Up The Sounding Joy

Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Pool Party -- Naturally, you would change these ink colors to suit your chosen designer paper

Paper: SU Whisper White, SU Cherry Cobbler, Christmassy Designer paper

Accessories: SU ribbon, any edge punch

Begin by stamping the star (from SU The Sounding Joy) in SU Pool Party ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Then overstamp Joy in Cherry Cobbler.  Stick the trimmed Joy/Star onto designer paper and use an edge punch to create accent trims.

Create the background of the card by piecing together the two bits of designer cardstock, making one piece slightly bigger than the other. For example, the cards above have one strip 2.75 inches deep versus 1.75 inches.

IMPORTANT: Piece these together and then add the ribbon before putting them onto your folded card. This way, the ribbon ends are neatly tucked out of sight.

The ribbon between the two pieces serves several functions – it adds an extra dimension and also hides the edges.

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