Hello….welcome to Monotone Monday! Or maybe I should have named this post I’ve Got the Monday Blues. Either way, the card I’m going to share today was a little happy accident…and it started with blue branches.
I was actually making another one of these cards for a friend. You can read about it in this post Birds of a Feather Flock Together. See the blue cardstock that is a mat for the embossed Whisper White piece? You can’t tell, because it’s hidden…..but it’s missing something….
A little something I cut out of the middle…..
I had just finished cutting out the branch from a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the Petals and More Thinlits for the card above when I thought I’d have a little fun and cut a blue branch out of the Night of Navy Layer to use for something else.
I don’t like to waste paper, I like to get my money’s worth, especially background cardstock, so I cut things out of them….usually circles or ovals that I keep in trays so I have extras to use when I am figuring out a card design. You can see I have quite a few just waiting to be put on cards.
So instead of ovals and circles, I cut out branches….blue branches. But then I had to think what to do with it. I also had a few of the blue flowers left over….yes, I stamped and cut extra of those too. A piece of Night of Navy Blue Gingham ribbon along the side helped give it a little balance.
All it needed was a sentiment. Remember those extra circles and ovals I mentioned? …just happened to have the perfect ones. Just needed a little stamping.
Put it all together and Voila! Here it is!
Don’t forget the inside!
If you would like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:
- Butterfly Gala Stamp Set (sentiment)
- Petal Palette Stamp Set (Blue Flowers)
- Petals and More Thinlits Dies
- Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score at 5 1/2” , plus a scrap for scalloped oval
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4” x 5 1/4” (cut 2! – one for outside/one for inside); plus a scrap for Stitched Oval and blue flower
- Layering Circles Thinlits Dies (Night of Navy Scalloped oval)
- Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies (Whisper White oval)
- Night of Navy Ink Pad
- 1/2” Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
- Tombow All Purpose Adhesive, Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
May is the last month to purchase retiring items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog! Several of the products I used in this card are retiring….one of my favorites is the Petal Palette Stamp Set and Coordinating Petals and More Dies. These and other items are only available while supplies last….so don’t delay! You can check out all the retiring items by clicking on the Last Chance Products below:
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