I created today’s tone-on-tone card using Gray Granite cardstock and the pretty Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper along with images from the Nature’s Harvest Bundle, the Honeybee Blooms Dies and the Layering Circles Dies. Oh, and some pretty Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, too!
On a panel of Gray Granite cardstock measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ I wrapped a length of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the panel and secured the ends to the back of the panel using Tear & Tape. The ribbon was positioned approximately 2-1/4″ from the top of the panel.
Next, from a panel of the Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper measuring 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ I carefully cut out a large circle (Layering Circles Dies) and the long, slender sentiment label (Harvest Dies) from the center of the Rose Gold panel. I set aside the circle and sentiment label for now. The ribbon-wrapped Gray Granite panel was adhered to the Rose Gold Metallic panel, then this unit was adhered to a card base in Gray Granite. Even though I used the the Rose Gold panel for some die cutting, the Gray Granite panel nicely covers up the die cut areas and makes good use of this pretty paper!
From the Harvest Dies, I die cut a branch from Gray Granite cardstock and a flower sprig from Early Espresso cardstock. Using the Honeybee Blooms Dies, I die cut a grass from Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. These elements were arranged onto the Rose Gold circle previously cut and adhered using liquid glue. This circle unit was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and positioned over the strip of shimmer ribbon.
Onto a scrap of Gray Granite cardstock I stamped the “Sending healing thoughts…” sentiment in Early Espresso ink. The sentiment label was die cut using the label die from the Harvest Dies set. The previously cut Rose Gold sentiment label was adhered to the back of the Gray Granite label, leaving a reveal of the Rose Gold label along the bottom. Here’s a closer look…
On the inside panel I stamped the watercolor image from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set in Gray Granite ink onto the lower right corner. I then stamped the small flower image from the same stamp set in Early Espresso ink overtop of the watercolor stamped area. The inside panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.
The same watercolor and small flower images were stamped onto the envelope front. A small bow from the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon was added to the stems of the branch, flower sprig and grass on the card front using a Mini Glue Dot to finish off the card.
I love the elegant look of a tone-on-tone card and this pretty Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper adds just the right amount of sparkle to dress up the card!
You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.
April Paper Pumpkin Kit – All the Little Things
Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion!
And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized (such as Stampin’ Spots and stamp sets, so you know right where everything is!
The kit includes:
- 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and 9 coordinating envelopes.
- 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
- 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
- Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
- Unique embellishments and twine.
- Adhesives to complete the projects.
- Final card size: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (14 x 10.8 cm).
- Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.
- FREE box organizer
In order to receive the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit you must subscribe no later than April 10.
You can view the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin Kit flyer by clicking here.
Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!
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Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives
Stampin’ Up! is offering Online Exclusive products for you to shop! There are some fun new products so be sure to check them out! As the name suggests, these are products that you can only order online – you won’t find them in any catalog!
Click here to view all of the new items available in my online store. You’ll find a suite of products, several bundles, punches, kits and more!
There is no end date for the sales period! Some products will be reordered when inventory is low, and others will only be available while supplies last. This way we can offer even more new products throughout the year. New products mean new inspiration and new ways to express your creativity!
Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!
Would you like to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!
The deadline to sign up for my April 12 Craft & Chat is April 10. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!
My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.
Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:
- April 12, 7 pm ET
- May 10, 7 pm ET
- Jun 14, 7 pm ET
- July 12, 7 pm ET
- August 9, 7 pm ET
- September 13, 7 pm ET
- October 11, 7 pm ET
- November 8, 7 pm ET
- December 13, 7 pm ET
Here is how it works:
- Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link (most likely the day before)
- Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home
- Craft & Chats are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats
- The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour
- Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!
March Host Code
Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the March Host Code – QYAWQE9K. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift, though).
I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.
Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.