For a recent birthday card, the Beautiful You stamp set was selected for the design. The Live, Laugh, Love phrase and the carefree lady dancing is perfect for my friend. She is the embodiment of the Live with passion, Laugh out loud and Love deeply. Do you have such a friend? I can truly say my friend enjoys life to the fullest and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. When times are hectic, I like to think of her and smile.
The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, score at 4-1/4″ for standard card size). See the coordinating ribbon? Create is by using Balmy Blue Ink Refill to color the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Ribbon. It’s easy – add a couple of drops of the ink refill to a plastic bag, insert the ribbon and massage the bag to color the ribbon. Remove and allow to dry before using. In a hurry, use your heat tool on low to dry the ribbon. To test that the ribbon is dry, I pull it through a folded piece of paper towel. This also helps dry the ribbon and evenly disperse the ink.
The Designer Series Paper layer is retiring. Yes, of course, I am still trying to use up as much retiring paper as possible! The paper is the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. It is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.
With the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the lady using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. With the Stamparatus, align the sentiment phrase in upper right corner of the card layer and stamp using the black ink. To color the lady, a selection of Stampin’ Blends were chosen. For the dress, use Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends with highlights of Light Daffodil Delight. The hat color is Daffodil Delight. For skin color, use the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends color the water puddle. Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Check the Last Chance Products List for items that are retiring on June 3. Quantities on some items are limited. Tomorrow, May 30 at 12 PM (MT), Stampin’ Up! is discounting some of the Last Chance Products up to 30%. So, be sure to check my Online Store!