Today’s project was actually inspired by a journaling card from Project Life by Stampin’ Up! I saw the raindrop pattern at the top of the card and immediately thought of the girls with the umbrella from the In This Together stamp set. From there, inspiration was born!
The Project Life card with the raindrops was a lined card intended for scrapbook journaling. The lines didn’t suit my purpose, so I combined it with another Project Life card with clouds on it. I glued the cards together and then cut them to the size I wanted for the front of my card. Next, I mounted that panel onto a mat in Basic Gray. Then I added a length of Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon at the seam where the two cards joined.
I stamped my So Saffron card base with the sun and the polka dot border from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to assist with perfect placement of the polkadots. Then I added my “rainy day” panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the girls from the In This Together stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black Ink and colored them using a combination of Stampin’ Write markers and Stampin’ Blendabilities (available soon, I’ll keep you posted). I cut the image out with my paper snips and attached it to the card with dimensionals.
Finally, I stamped the polka dot border from Kinda Eclectic in Soft Sky on card stock of the same color. Then, I stamped the sunshine greeting from the Ray of Sunshine stamp set in Basic Gray. I just love the sentiments in that set! I thought this one went perfectly with my rainy day theme! I cut my sentiment out using Banner Framelits dies (the third from the center) and sponged around the edges in Basic Gray ink.
For the inside of the card, I mirrored the stamping that I did on my card base. I love that polka dot border! I think the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is going to get a lot of ink time from me. It also has a gorgeous leaf stamp in it which will be the perfect accompaniment for so many of my floral stamps!
The In this Together stamp set is not my usual style, but I really like working with it. It has some adorable girly images in it. I am also enjoying using Project Life items in my cards. It is sort of a fun challenge to see how I will incorporate them next!
Check out the links below to see how these talented ladies are using Project Life:
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: So Saffron -4-1/4″ x 11″
Panels: Basic Gray – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel; Project Life cards combined and cut to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″; Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)
Sentiment & Die Cuts: Whisper White – Stamp of girls from “In This Together” stamp set; Soft Sky banner