I love the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set for it’s variety of sentiments. One of the things that I don’t do often enough is tell those in my life how proud of them I am. I show them in many different ways, but sometimes it’s just good to be told that someone is proud of you.
A Card Design Tip:
The card sketch used on this project is one of my favorites, but the base card size (4″ x 5-1/2″) is slightly different than your “normal” card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and I wanted to explain why.
I love using Designer Paper to do the “heavy design lifting” on cards. In this case, if I had done a normal sized card, the Designer Paper would have been cut 2″ x 4-1/4″, which would have given me 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece of Designer Paper.
However, by cutting the base card down a 1/4″, I can now cut the Designer Paper piece to 2″ x 4″ which will give me 18 pieces from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper! Since I’m all about maximizing paper, I love that by simply modifying the base card slightly, I can make 6 more cards with 1 sheet of Designer Paper!
Want to see other cards made with this stamp set? View them here.
Here’s how I made this card:
- I started with a full sheet of Lovely Lipstick cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″) and cut it in half at 5-1/2″. I then took the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece and cut it down to 5-1/2″ x 8″, and scored it at 4″ I then folded it in half to create a 4″ x 5-1/2″ base card.
- I cut a piece of the All My Love Designer Paper to 2″ x 4″ and layered that onto a 2-1/4″ x 4-” piece of Whisper White cardstock. This was then layered onto the card base, about 1/2″ over from the left side.
- On a scrap piece of Whisper White paper, I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink and punched out using the 2″ circle punch. This was then layered onto a scrap piece of the Designer Paper that had been punched out with the Starburst Punch using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and layered onto the base card, again using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- To finish off the card, I tied a bow using the Whisper White Baker’s twine and adhere to the sentiment circle using a Glue Dot.