Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cards for a cause

I'm in the final countdown before the Stampin' Up! convention, and today I made a few cards to bring with me to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year Stampin' Up! designs a special stamp set to benefit RMHC, so I decided to use two of the previous sets to make my cards. (I apologize for the less-than-stellar photos; the sun was already down and I didn't have a lot of time to perfect the lighting.)

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Moving Forward
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cloudy Day embossing folder, Circles Collection Framelits dies, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, Dimensionals

I applied ink with markers directly on the stamp to create the multicolored focal image. After die-cutting the image, I used the Chocolate Chip marker to add faux stitches around the edge. For the background I used the Cloudy Day embossing folder, wrapped the layer with Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon and added two ribbon tails. I used Dimensionals to adhere the focal image over the ribbon.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Moving Forward
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Delicate Designs embossing folders, Large Scallop Edgelits die, 2-1/2" circle punch, Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals

For the background I started with an Old Olive card base embossed with polka dots. I trimmed some cardstock off the bottom edge of the card front and adhered to it a die-cut and embossed piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock. I hid the seam between the pieces with Basic Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon and used Dimensionals to add the focal image.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Turtle & Co., Flower Shop
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Wild Wasabi, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Modern Label punch, corner rounder, Candy Dots - Subtles, Dimensionals

I created a simple background for this card by repeatedly stamping one of the images from the Flower Shop set. I matted the focal image with Primrose Petals cardstock and then adhered the punched-out greeting so it overlapped the right edge of the focal piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I love your cards! So pretty and fun and I just LOVE last year's set, always looking for ideas. Thanks