Friday, July 5, 2024


I hope you all had a fun day celebrating the 4th of July!  Are you making it a long weekend of celebration?

Today is my final card for the week made with the Wildflower Designs Bundle and Wildly Flowering designer series paper (DSP).  I've had a lot of fun this week playing with this bundle and exploring its versatility.

The last few days have been filled with 4th of July festivities, so I elected to make a simple card for today that uses a sketch/layout that I often turn to.

A few years ago I participated in a Mystery Stamping event and this basic "sketch" was my result of that Mystery Stamping.

With Mystery Stamping, the participants are given dimensional information for the elements, but that is the only information given.  You are then given clues about assembly.  What is fun is that everyone's card turns out differently because everyone has chosen different cardstock or DSP and interprets the clues differently. 

I hesitate to call my card a "sketch", but rather the best thing I learned from this mystery card was that you can take elements with the same basic dimensions and position them in many different ways and totally change the appearance of the card.

The basic elements of this card are the three rectangular DSP assemblies.  Just think of the different combinations you could use to arrange these 3 pieces.  Use a portrait orientation like I did here or try a landscape orientation.  Turn one of the assemblies into a stamped focal point, change the shape or position of the sentiment.  Change the embellishments.  The possibilities are endless, but all the cards start with the same 3 basic rectangles.

For the inside of the card I embossed a small strip on the left edge of the Basic White cardstock with the same Dashing Designs embossing folder as I used for the card front.  Like the front I used a blending brush to add a light layer of Crumb Cake ink to the embossed area.  This highlights the embossing and also softens the starkness of the Basic White against the Early Espresso card base.

This is an extremely quick and easy card, and this is a tutorial you are going to want to download and save because it gives you the sizes of the three basic rectangles.  This combination of sizes is what makes these 3 rectangles work so well together and what offers so much layout versatility.  You'll also want to check out the tutorial to learn how I made the die cut for the sentiment.  (There is not a die in Wildflower Designs Dies that is this shape.

Use this link to download the tutorial.

Reference the list below to see the products that were used.

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