Life's a Beautiful Journey Handmade Card
This card got its start from playing with the Seabed 3D embossing folder. I was playing with some ink on it and was inspired to create this card.
I kept the colors simple, using Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock.
I used the following cuts of cardstock:
Very Vanilla (thick): 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"
Pool Party: 3¾" x 5"
I also used the following stamps and die cuts:
3½" x 1⅞" label from the Tasteful Labels die set in Pretty Peacock
2¾" x 1¼” label from the Tasteful Labels die set in Very Vanilla
"Life's a beautiful journey" sentiment stamp from the Beautiful World stamp set
Start by trimming your Very Vanilla (thick) cardstock to 8½" x 5½" and score at 4¼"
Use your bone folder on the scored edge to get a nice crisp fold in your card base
Trim your Pool Party cardstock to 3¾" x 5"
Look through your scraps for a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock that measures at least 3¾" x 2¼" and use your Big Shot (or equivalent) to cut out your Pretty Peacock 3½" x 1⅞" label
Look through your scraps for a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that measures at least 3¼" x 1¾" and use your Big Shot to cut out your Very Vanilla 2¾" x 1¼" label
Apply Pool Party ink to the inside of the Seabed 3D embossing folder and place your trimmed Pool Party cardstock inside then run through your Big Shot (or equivalent)
Stamp your "Life's a beautiful journey" in Pretty Peacock ink on your die cut Very Vanilla label
Cut approximately 14" of the Very Vanilla trim from the Forever Greenery trim combo pack and wrap around the embossed Pool Party cardstock twice, crossing it in the front and adhering to the back - I place mine approximately 1" from the bottom of the Pool Party cardstock
Apply Stampin' Seal to the back of your Pool Party cardstock and adhere down to your card base, centered
Apply Stampin' Seal to the back of your stamped Very Vanilla label and adhere down to your Pretty Peacock label, centered
Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of your Pretty Peacock label sentiment and apply, centered, over your Very Vanilla trim
As a finishing touch, add 2 large gilded gems using your Take Your Pick tool, one on either side of the Very Vanilla sentiment label, on the Pretty Peacock label
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