Thursday, April 7, 2011

A study in Four Frames....

So ~ I admit it... I cant seem to put these new materials down. This month there's a sneak peek AVAILABLE for purchase and it's paper and a great new stamp set from the new Idea book and catalog which wont be out until July!

(told ya I was excited!)).. So i had made some of these for stamp club, then just kept playing with the same packets.. so there's two card layouts using the same measurements, but a whole bunch of different cards!

Here we go.... These three cards all have the same measurements! Isn't that cool? In fact, this layout would be good for ANY card you're designing that uses a punched shape.

So ~ For this first card (above), I used the image from the 4 frames set that has the bird, and omitted the bird by inking with my marker. Then I stamped the sentiment using markers. (which comes from the level 3 hostess set Occasional Quotes).

So first.. I know I've posted it, but I think it's SO Helpful.... The colors that coordinate with the paisley petals designer paper are:
Baja Breeze
Cherry Cobbler
Chocolate Chip
Marina Mist
Not Quite Navy
Old Olive
River Rock
Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango

So how about some measurements.
Base 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4", cherry cobbler
Layer 3: whisper white (1/8) smaller than layer 2) 4 7/8 x 3 5/8"
Layer 4: Cherry Cobbler 3 1/8" square
Layer 5: Whisper white 3" Square
Layer 6: The punched shape of you choice...

For this next card (above) I stamped the focal point with a different 4 frames image, then added a few words from (clear mounted) 120501, fabulous phrases... I sponged the stamped and punched image with cherry cobbler ink, then took a piece of cherry cobbler seam binding (120992) and folded over on itself. Next, I used a 1/16" circle punch to punch through the 3 layers (two layers ribbon and one paper). Then I put a gold brad through.. I attached that top layer with dimensionals.This one (above) was stamped with yet another image from the 4 frames set... Same measurements... This time I used some pretty organza ribbon 114319, and used the something to celebrate stamp set to stamp the Easter wishes, The "perfect bow" was made with Lee Conrey's amazing Bow maker!

Onto the next layout... I did SUPER detailed measurements for a similar laid out card the other day..

Base Layer: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4". If you score your paper first... THEN CUT, you get two bases from one sheet of regular computer sized paper.
Layer 2: 5 1/4" x 4" (note, this is just 1/4" smaller than the "base" layer. We ran this layer through the big shot using the vintage wallpaper (120175), and at the same time, embossed the flap part of our envelope. :D
Layer 3: 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"... Now, because this layer is 4 1/4", when we cut an 8 1/2" down the middle, we can get six pieces from one sheet of whisper white!
Layer 4a: 1x4" DSP
Layer 4b: 2x4" DSP
Layer 5: is the punched shape!

And here's another sample....

Okay~ For more information on the items available (shown), click here for a pdf of the flier.
For MORE projects you can download and try with these products, click here.
AND finally if you would like to order your very own stamp set and designer series paper (after a $20 purchase), click here to go to my online store!

While you're there, make SURE you check out the clearance rack. All clearance rack orders MUST be placed online. I'm unable to order those for you. :D


Melody Buchanan said...

Great samples! I don't usually leave comments but I love these cards!!! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- I love your colors and all of the layouts are great!

Cherie said...

OMG! These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them and also the colors that go with this DSP! I'm off to try a couple! :)

Carrie Sampsel said...

These cards are so beautiful. I ordered the set, but haven't had a chance to use them. I'm inspired now:) TFS