My sister asked me to whip up some cards for a friend of hers recently and I was happy to oblige. But when I sat down to stamp, my mojo had gone missing.
So I did what I always do when I can’t find my creative muse – I pulled out all my packages of Designer Paper and thumbed through them until one got my attention.
As I went through package after package, I started getting worried until I came across my Maritime Designer Paper – and eureka! Problem solved!
Her friend lives on Whidbey Island, he loves the water, and and he wanted some generic cards. Done deal!
I started pulling out inks & cardstock that coordinated with the Designer Paper – in this case, Real Red cardstock and Night of Navy ink. I pulled in a generic sentiment stamp set, Fabulous Four, and got to work.
- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Real Red cardstock, folded in half (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
- Designer Series Paper mat (4″ x 5-1/4″)
- Whisper White mat (3-3/4″ x 5″)
- Punched five 1″ squares of the Designer Paper using my 1″ Square Punch and layered them onto a 1-1/4″ x 5″ strip of Real Red cardstock. Adhere that to the white mat, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink , adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and boom! All done!
Quick & easy but with a lot of color & spunk.
(He loved the cards, by the way!)