Anyway, I have a special card to share with you today. Check this out:
The stamp is Summer Silhouettes in Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral with Happy Birthday stamped with my new stamp set, but it's very similar to the one in the retired Elementary Elegance set. I didn't realise until the card was finished that the dots on the flower really reflect the dots in the dsp.
I've popped a little piece of Pool Party ribbon on the side, to add to the softness of the card.
But the really clever bit comes on the inside:
This is a piece of paper the same size as the outside of the card, just folded and stuck in. There is a brilliant video tutorial for this on the amazing Dawn Griffith's blog here.
I decided to use dsp instead of plain cardstock, and was very happy with the effect. Basically, I've cut a section out of the middle of the cardstock with my framelits, stamped on it and stuck it on the inside of the card, along with more dsp. It was such a simple card to make, but really effective. Definitely one to be made on a regular basis, and again, the only limit to it is your own imagination, because once I realised how it worked, my card didn't turn out the same as Dawn's at all.
The only problem I had was with the cutting plates on my Bigshot, that kept leaving lines on my cardstock. I have finally decided, after two years of constant use, to buy a new set of plates. After all, I use them nearly every day, so they've seen a lot of service. My new ones look incredibly smooth and clean by comparison!
I hope you like today's creation. Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think, I love to hear from you.
Well, I'm off to muck a horse out in the rain.