Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Classy plants with a vertical twist!

Once you get into rubber stamping, you realize sooner or later that there are not many vertical-oriented greetings out there! Most everything has somewhat of a horizontal, square or circular look to it. There are times, however, when you want straight-up vertical for a particular card design. There's a new set in the annual catalog called "Vertical Greetings" that I bought almost immediately for that very reason.   I combined the unique stamp set with a different card fold as well for a truly special card. Here's the outside of the card:

And here's the inside, a 5 panel card with four 2" panels and one 4" panel for a total length of 12". The card width is still the standard 5-1/2" (FYI-- I scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10").

It's a little tough to see all 5 panels, but what you see when it is folded are the two outside panels and when it is opened up, you can see all 5 panels. I used the same stamp set for all panels and added some flowers from a birthday set and a touch of gold glimmer paper (see the supply list below). I stamped each sentiment 3 times, next to each other, but another twist would be to stagger them height-wise.   I'm also always looking for a way to use purple and pink in my creations as they seem to be my most difficult colors to incorporate so I was really happy with this card!

I hope this inspires you to try your hand at rubber stamping as an art form. It is so addictive and fun!  Let me know how I can help you on your creative journey with products, advice, questions or encouragement. I love sharing what I do!

Happy Stampin',

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