I created this card, from concept to completion in "1 1/2 "innings!" Yes, my darling husband, Scott, promised to run errands with me. However, when I told him I was ready, with purse and errand list in hand, he asked me if I could wait "1 1/2 innings" for his televised baseball game to end. After a brief "hrumph" from me, I zipped back to my Ultimate Stampin' Zone and pulled this simple card together. LESSON LEARNED (and, of course, it can vary) 1 1/2 innings translates to about 15 minutes.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- I'm hooked on the quilling technique I shared recently on my blog. This snail's swirly body was a perfect opportunity. To learn more, watch my Stampin' Pretty Paper Quilling Video Tutorial.
- Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine gives the buttons a clean finish.
- A simple background of 3/4" Circles (Calypso Coral) looks very modern and mirror the shape of the snail's shell.
- Want to dress it up? This color combination looks wonderful with Crumb Cake. Layer it directly to the card base (below the layers) and add a Crumb Cake Envelope.
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CARD DIMENSIONS: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
Stamp Sets: Button Buddies (W122735, C122737), Happiest Birthday Wishes (W122615, C122617, Hostess Rewards)
Paper: Calypso Coral (122925), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), 2011-2013 Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (122384)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools: 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Paper Piercing Tool (116631)
The Perfect Touch: Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine (123124), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)