This is the last card I made while visiting Brandi. I think it might have been 1 a.m. when I started this one... (We're both night owls and we stayed up stamping quite late.) I was starting to feel a little sleepy and had trouble deciding where to go with this one. I also wasn't working with a sketch, which is always more of a challenge for me. After stamping the tools from Totally Tools (another set I don't have at home and was happy to borrow) on my card base, wrapping the ribbon around the card and coloring the measuring tape and adding it to the punched circle, I was kind of at a loss. So I started looking through Brandi's stamps and when I found the measuring tape in the Sew Suite set, it got the ball rolling again. I stamped and cut out the tape and paper pieced the end with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and then added a brad. Then, I used the button card from the same set and inked it with a marker, making sure to omit the "button" wording. I stamped this image twice, on Not Quite Navy and on Sahara Sand cardstock. I handcut the center of the tag on the Sahara Sand cardstock and added some texture using the Canvas stamp (retired). Then, I started looking at the French sentiment sets I had brought along and when I spotted the one that said, "On a scale of one to ten, you're an eleven," I thought, "Bingo!" Seriously - how perfect is this sentiment?! It's from the hostess set Perfect Words.
The card still felt a little bare, so I felt compelled to add faux stitching around the card using a marker, a little punched arrow on the tag and three tabs held in place with brads. Then, at the last minute, I decided to stamp and color the measuring tape again and cut out the casing to pop up on Dimensionals to give the main image more depth. I also added a red brad in the center.
This is a 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 square card and I figured I could have the ribbon hang off of the end if I used a regular-sized envelope (4-1/4 x 5-1/2) since I'd have room at the top of the envelope for it.
This might be my favorite card I've made during my stamping weekend at Brandi's. Aren't those colours just great together?
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Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Totally Tools, Canvas, Le mot juste (Perfect Words), Sew Suite
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Inks: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Island Indigo ribbon, linen thread, brads, Word Window punch, marker,
Stampin' Dimensionals, My Way punch, Circle punch, Distressing tool (Cutting kit)