Alright, today is another share of the Stampin’ Up! convention make & takes. I LOVED the variety and number of different projects we got to make and I thought that the projects we made with the You’re Amazing stamp set were especially unique. And I’ll admit, this card is not at all hard to do, it does take a little bit of time to put together. 🙂
There are so many details to this card and after creating it, I think I might just hang it over my desk to remind myself that even when I’m feel low and my self-esteem has taken a hit, that I can have amazing moments too. And I can remember how much I enjoyed creating this card.
Some tips if you are making a card like this:
- When using the Essentials Paper Piercing pack to create a dotted outline for a die cut shape or stamped image, I recommend placing the piercing template on your card base first so you can line it up exactly where you want it to be; then do your piercing, and then add in your center piece.
- If you want to make a string of little punched tickets (or any shape), I stamped my images first, pierced the hole for running the linen thread through, and then punched out the ticket shape. You can punch them out and stack them up and pierce the hole, but I didn’t want to have to deal with trying to hold onto the little tiny pieces while piercing.
- I actually tied the linen thread through the end of the die cut shape to help hold the banner up
- Depending on your personality, you can opt to leave the ticket banner hanging loosely in the front of your card…. or you can be like me and use a glue dot behind each ticket to place it precisely where you want it to go! 🙂 The tickets may not necessarily hang evenly, but at least they will stay put.
- The little hearts are actually a clever trick of punching out the 4-petal flower from the Itty Bitty Punch pack and then trimming off two of the petals to make a tiny heart. This makes it even smaller than the single small heart punch.
Like I said, there are a lot of details, but honestly, that is what made this card so fun for me. If you check out my blog very often, you see that a lot of the projects I tend to make are the more quick and simple cards – cards that have one or two cool details but don’t take much time to put together. So, when I get to sit down and focus on more details on the card every now and then it is actually pretty relaxing for me. 🙂 Am I the only person like this?
So, even if you don’t have time to do this whole project, hopefully you got some ideas for different elements to try in your projects in the future. Though I’ll admit, I’m most addicted to my Essential Piercing Pack, what is your favorite piece to try?
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Ticket Banner Card Recipe
Stamps: You’re Amazing
Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, More Mustard
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso
Accessories: Punch Pack, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Essential Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, Piercing Pad, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Ticket Builder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals