You're going to see plenty more of this new Designer Series Paper. Parisian Summer is one of my favorites. The colors in the pack are ooo la la . . . So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette. My stamping diva niece, Kris, at Kween Bee Kreations, created this helpful download of Stampin' Up!'s current Designer Series Paper and their coordinating colors. Thanks, Kris. I have added it to my list of "Links I Love" on my right side bar.
Gate cards are incredibly easy and this one opens up to a Stampin' Up! gift certificate from me. I began with a 4.25 x 8.5" piece of So Saffron Textured card stock. It's scored and folded at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".
I next cut this yummy Parisian Designer Series paper into two 1 7/8" x 4" panels. TIP: Before they were adhered to the So Saffron base, I added some extra card stock behind them to add a little heft and help bury the So Saffron Brads I used to accent the corners. It felt too "bumpy" without the card stock backing (kind of like the "Princess and the Pea" . . . I could feel them and would lose sleep over it . . . hah!). TIP: The brads were aligned using my Paper Piercer and Template.
I stamped the Dreams du Jour stamp in Bravo Burgundy on Very Vanilla card stock and used So Saffron and Mellow Moss Stampin' Up! markers to add color. I stamped and colored the image again, snipping out the largest flower. It was popped up on a dimensional. Some delightful stick-on pearls add some glamour.
The image was die cut and embossed using nestabilities ovals and my Big Shot die cutting machine. It's matted on Bravo Burgundy card stock, also shaped using the scalloped oval from nestabilities set. Using a horizontal slot punch, the oval image became a ribbon slide. It's attached on the left hand side but the ribbon and knot on the right hold the "gate" closed. The recipient will untie the knot to reveal the sentiment, note, or in this case a gift certificate inside.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Parisian Summer Designer Series Paper, So Saffron Textured, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron and Mellow Moss Stampin' Up! Markers
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Nestabilities Ovals, Horizontal Slot Punch, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rich Regals Brads (So Saffron), Stick-On Pearls (Non Stampin' Up!)