• Donna Biderman

Ornate Thanks and Ornate Borders | Create 3 Cards 1 Way | Stampin' Up!

Look at these three beautiful cards I show you how to make today here.

I made a special card, a sensational card, and a spectacular card, using the same layout but differing products and techniques, so that you can make cards depending upon your supplies, available time, and level of experience.

The first card is the simplest but still very special. I sponged the background and added a sentiment and ribbon. The background took only 1-2 minutes to make, and used three ink colors on white cardstock.

The second and sensational card incorporated a piece from Forever Gold Specialty paper, Artistry Blooms DSP, and pearl basics. Don't let the cost of the Gold paper throw you. Even though it's $15 for six sheets, you use very little at a time. Each sheet has 6-14 pieces, so there are more than 60 pieces (I don't know the exact number but it is around there), and since you use only one piece per sheet it works out to around $0.25 for each card. Are you surprised that you can get something so stunning so inexpensively?

The third and spectacular card uses a gorgeous die cut and an embossing folder.

I mean, just look at how intricate and gorgeous that die cut is. Plus I used my favorite embossing folder, tasteful textile, which adds just a little more texture to projects.

So there you have it. One card made three ways, depending upon what you need, and all completely gorgeous.

Ingredients: Ornate Thanks stamp set; Ornate Borders dies; rich razzleberry, merry merlot, and blushing bride inks; thick whisper white, whisper white, and rich razzleberry card stocks; Artistry Blooms designer series paper; Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper; Blushing Bride metallic ribbon; pearl basics; liquid glue or seal adhesive, and Stampin' dimensionals; trimmer; and Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine.

Recipe: For each of the three cards, cut a piece of thick whisper white in half horizontally, score in half again and fold, to create a 5.5x4.25" card base. Cut a piece of white to 1.5x4.75". Place both the "Thank You" and the "from the bottom of my heart" stamps on grid paper so that they are touching each other and the "Thank You" is on top, and pick them up together with one block so that they are properly aligned. Ink the stamps with rich razzleberry ink and stamp both sentiments at the same time on the whisper white. Cut a piece of rich razzleberry cardstock to 1.75x5". Adhere the sentiment to this piece with liquid glue or seal.

For special card #1: cut a piece of whisper white to 5.25x4". Using sponges and starting in the upper left corner, sponge on merry merlot ink, starting off the page and circling on, until about one-third of the white is covered. Repeat to the right with rich razzleberry, making sure to overlap the colors to blend, and then again to the right with blushing bride. Adhere to the card base. Cut a piece of blushing bride metallic ribbon to 8", wrap around the left side of the sentiment, and adhere to the card base with stampin' dimensionals. Tie a knot.

For sensational card #2: cut a piece of rich razzleberry to 5.25x4" and a piece of Artistry Blooms to 5x3.75". Adhere to each other and the card base with liquid glue or seal. Adhere a piece of Forever Gold with liquid glue or fine-tip glue to the card. Using stampin' dimensionals, adhere the sentiment. Add three pearl basics.

For spectacular card #3: cut a piece of rich razzleberry to 5.25x4" and a piece of Artistry Blooms to 5x3.75". Adhere to each other and the card base with liquid glue or seal. Cut a piece of white to 4.75x3.5". Place the die near the bottom edge and run through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. Carefully separate the die from the card stock. Run the card stock through the Cut and Emboss machine a second time, using the tasteful textile embossing folder. Adhere to the card base using liquid glue. Adhere the sentiment with stampin' dimensionals and add three pearls.

That's it! Don't forget to watch the video, and please like it and subscribe to my channel if you are so inclined.

Which card do you like the best? I am having trouble deciding, I like them all. :) If you make them please tag me so that I can see. Thanks for spending some time with me!

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