I had meant to have a nice blog out for you today, but every time I turned around there was an obstacle. Ever have a day like that? The sentiment on today’s card, “Life is too short to say no to cake,” really strikes home. Life is too short, so we all have to take time to savor the sweet things, even if it means the blog doesn’t get done until late at night.
This card again uses the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Amazing Life. The colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.
Measurements: Whisper White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches folded at 4 1/4 inches, Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/4 x 4 inches, Berry Burst 5 x 3 3/4 inches and Whisper White 4 x 3 inches.
You will also need Memento ink (not pictured), Berry Burst ink and the Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist.
The first step is to use the Berry Burst ink and the little flower stamp to create a background. You don’t really need to stamp the center because it will be covered by the next layer.
Lay the next layer over the top of the stamped background to ensure you have everything stamped.
Tip: The best way to get a Photopolymer strip on straight is to lay it on the paper and pick it up with the block.
Use the Berry Burst ink and position the stamp right on the edge of the Whisper White 4 x 3 inch piece. Take care to go straight down and straight up without rocking so you do not get ink where you do not want it.
Stamp around all of the edges.
Now use the Memento ink to stamp the sentiment on the bottom half of the framed card piece.
Use the Berry Burst ink to stamp the cake on the top half.
Adhere the stamped flower piece to the Lemon Lime Twist. Measure out the ribbon to be about 1 inch longer on either side so it will wrap around the card piece.
Use the Glue Dots by putting the ribbon right on the dot. Put a Glue Dot on each end, then wrap the ribbon around just a little lower than the middle of the card piece. Push firmly on the back of the card piece.
Now adhere this piece to the card base.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped cake piece.
Adhere the cake piece to the stamped flower piece.
Tip: To easily adhere the clear rhinestones, use the Paper Piercing Tool. Lift up the rhinestone with the tool and position on your card, then use your finger to press the rhinestone down onto the cardstock.
And there you have it! Better late than never!
Stampin’ Up products used include: Stamp Set: Amazing Life #148750; Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Berry Burst #146944 and Lemon Lime Twist #146947; Ink: Memento #132708 and Berry Burst #147143; 3/8 Inch Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist # 146947; Clear Rhinestones #144220; Clear Blocks: C 118486, E #118484 and I #118488; Paper Snips #103579; Paper Piercing Tool #126189; Mini Glue Dots #103683; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755.