There is a wonderful swap at Convention called a "Wow Swap" and I've participated in it the last two years. It is an amazing source or inspiration for me when it comes to planning my clubs and classes. One of the cards that I received this year looked similar to what I created above for a recent Big Shot Class. Cara Brandse, a 2010 Rising Star, also participated in the Wow Swap and I loved her card!
I made my card into a Z-Fold card. This is what my customers got to make at a recent Big Shot Class and everyone just loved running the cork through the Big Shot machine to make centerpiece image. It was a great project for a Big Shot class as we used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder brayered with Soft Suede ink to make the dramatic side panel. We used cork and several different dies on this card . . . including the Wonderful Wings Embosslit Die that embosses and cuts at the same time. I LOVE that!
This is an inside view. The sentiment comes from the stamp set called "On Your Birthday."
And, this is a final look at the card all closed up as it would appear just out of the envelope. You can see how sponging adds so much to this card by defining the edges of the various panels. The Crumb Cake 2 1/2" circle piece below the butterfly really highlights the how details can be enhanced by sponging.
Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I used:
Stamps: On Your Birthday (111664)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Crumb Cake (120953), Perfect Plum (101889), Rich Razzelberry (115316)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Rich Razzelberry (115658)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Beautiful Butterflies Die (114507), Scallop Circles #2 Die (113469), Wonderful Wings Embosslit (118138), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Brayer (102395)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine (100982), Basic Rhinestone (119246), Cork (119819)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
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