Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is another fun celebratory card from the Bright & Beautiful Suite! Even though there are lots of fun elements in this suite, I decided instead to show you how to make a fun, quick, and easy card. As hard as I tried, I was really just trying for a “simple stamping” card, but in the end, I added some ribbon and embellishments. This is a quick card to make, and you can easily replicate this to make multiple cards, just change the design of the DSP and ink and cardstock colors used! With so many fun designs from the Bright & Beautiful 6” x 6” DSP, I decided not to use the whole sheet of DSP for the card and envelope, but instead will keep a piece to later use with the balloon dies!
For the card front base layer, I used this design from the Bright & Beautiful 6” x 6” DSP that I first cut 2” off one side and then cut ¾” off the 6” side of the 4” x 6” piece. The 4” x 5 ¼” piece will be the base layer, the ¾” x 4” strip will be for the inside of the card, and the 2” x 6” piece is set aside for another time:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Cut a 3” x 4” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
2. Cut a 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink, the large balloon in Fresh Freesia ink, the medium balloon in Lost Lagoon ink, the small balloon in Blackberry Bliss ink, and the balloon tassel tails in Smoky Slate ink. I used the small streamer stamp with Fresh Freesia ink to fill in around the balloons and sentiment. This piece is layered on the cardstock above.
3. Use enough of the Basic White Herringbone Ribbon to tie into a bow.
4. You will need one of each size of the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, not pictured.
To assemble the card front, adhere the layered sentiment piece to the DSP base layer, adhere this to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, use glue dots to adhere the herringbone ribbon bow, and place the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels as shown:
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the small streamer stamp in Fresh Freesia ink several times around the sentiment, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the large balloon in Fresh Freesia ink and the balloon tassel tails in Smoky Slate ink:
Such a fun and easy card to make! Can you see how easy this card is to replicate with any of the DSP designs? Want to keep this as a “simple stamping” card? Omit the ribbon and the rhinestones, but I think these little touches make the card!
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