Finish My Card Collaboration – Part 2
On Friday, I posted part 1 of a “finish my card” collaboration with my friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Amy Koenders. If you missed that post, you can see it here. For this collaborative project, each one of us created an art piece and sentiment for a card, then we traded to finish things up. For her art piece, Amy created an adorable onesie using the Something for Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up! She also made a darling banner for the greeting featuring the “Sweet Baby” sentiment from Baby, We’ve Grown. I just loved her creative use of the elements from these two sets!
As soon as I saw Amy’s pieces, I could imagine that cute outfit hanging up in a baby’s room. I decided to build a dresser using pieces I cut from the Hardwood background stamp. I stamped it on Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink. Then I cut the boards apart and assembled them to look like a chest of drawers. I cut a Stampin’ Dimensional apart into tiny pieces and used them to adhere Neutrals Candy Dots for knobs on the drawers. Then I added Amy’s onesie.
Next, I created the “walls” of my room by stamping a polka dot design on a panel of Whisper White card stock using the Work of Art stamp set in Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, and So Saffron ink. Then I layered a panel of So Saffron Designer Series Background Paper along the bottom and added a length of Whisper White Organza Ribbon with sticky strip along the middle to resemble a chair rail.
I added the dresser and Amy’s sentiment to the front of my card, but decided that the dresser needed something on top. I used my Mosaic Punch to create a vase from Pistachio Pudding DSP. Then, I punched some flowers in Blushing Bride card stock using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I inked around the edges of the flowers using Blushing Bride ink to add a little interest, then I finished them off with a little pearl in the center. I added them to my vase using mini glue dots.
To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the polka dot design along the bottom of my card and added a strip of the So Saffron DSP.
Finally, I created a coordinating envelope using Pistachio Pudding Background DSP and my Envelope Punch Board. I just love that tool! It is so versatile, and it allows me to create cards of any dimension without fear about not being able to find a suitable envelope.
I love the way this card turned out! I think it is so darling! Amy sure did give me great material to work with! Thank you Amy! I hope you will head over to her blog to see how she created the cute baby elements, just click here. If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest and leave me a comment. You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list. Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email. All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: So Saffron – 7″ x 10″
Panels: Pistachio Pudding – 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″; Whisper White – 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″ panel (front of card), 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ panel (inside of card); So Saffron Background DSP – 4-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ panel, 1/2″ x 4-3/4″ strip (inside of card)
Sentiment & Die Cuts: Soft Suede – Hardwood Background Stamp (x2); Blushing Bride – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Flower (x5); Pistachio Pudding Background DSP – Mosaic Punch
Envelope: Pistachio Pudding Background DSP – 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ scored at 4″ using the envelope punch board.