I was inspired to make this card by another demonstrator. No I don't remember her name but if she is looking I hope she will let me know. Anyway, my base card for this one is Wisteria Wonder. Don't you just love that name? For the first layer I chose to use Whisper White. I ran it through the big shot using the Stripes impression folder. By now I am sure you have noticed that this is a card of many textures. I think that is what gives it personality. So as we view the card, I will be sure to tell you which impression folders I used. Back to the card. Once the white layer was attached, I cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder at 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Before attaching it to the white, I wanted to add the squares. I used 6 different impression folders to achieve the looks on the squares: Finial Press, Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines, Houndstooth, and Elegant Bouquet. I used scraps of Whisper White and embossed them using these folders. I then punched out squares using my 1 1/4" square punch. I tried to leave a 1/4" border around each one. Let's look at the greeting.
I started my greeting by stamping it on a piece of Whisper White using StazOn ink. This stamp is out of the Sale-a-bration catalog set called Outlined Occasions. I then ran it through the big shot using the oval frame from the Designer Frames impression folder set. Once it was embossed, I cut around it. I then used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant SU! markers to color in the greeting. Using my 2-way glue pen, I added dazzling diamond glitter to the outer edge of this. It is attached to the card using dimensionals. The embossed squares under it are the polka dots and elegant lines. I chose to put these here because, the other ones seemed to achieve the overall look I was going for and were easy to add gems to. So let's look at the top 2 squares and then the bottom 2.
Here you can see the top 2 squares. The folders used on these are the Finial Press and Vintage Wallpaper. I added gems to the center of both of these. Also, when I punched the square out, I tried to be sure to center the design.
The bottom 2 squares utilized the Houndstooth and Elegant Bouquet impression folders. It was easy to decide where to put the gems on the bouquet but the houndstooth proved a little more challenging. I finally decided to just add a row of gems across the square. I actually like how it looks.
As a card maker I am sure you know that you can create 2 cards from 1 sheet of card stock. So tomorrow, I am going to stick with the Wisteria Wonder color for the base card. However, the design and theme will be different. Hopefully you will return to have a look at my card. I do appreciate you coming by today. See you tomorrow.