I started with a Basic Black card base, but it's big: 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Stampin' UP! doesn't make paper long enough to make a 13" card base (folded in half), so I used a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", with a score at 1", and then adhered the 1" tab to a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece. It worked perfectly.
I then layered on a skinny Mint Macaroon layer and on top of that I adhered some new It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack. Oh my goodness! This stack is huge, 48 sheets of double sided 12" x 12" paper, four of each design. And the colors and designs are to die for! Black, Mint Macaroon, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Sahara Sand...I'll be using LOTS of this!
I stamped the figures using the fabulous Archival Basic Black Ink--so rich and black! I added a pony tail to one of the dancers (OK, true confessions--I had to stamp this panel about four times to get it right--I either dropped a stamp on it, stamped the music notes upside down, or missed the pony tail! Geez...but the outcome was worth the frustration!).
The party hats are from No Bones About It; stamped, cut and popped up on tiny pieces of Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from Boys Will Be Boys, stamped on Mint Macaroon and punched with the Banner Punch.
Hang on to that address--you can make ANY size cards and this will help you figure out the measurements for your envelope.
So this card is going to my nephew...do you think he'll like it?
And don't forget; the Occasions Catalog goes live Tuesday, along with Sale-A-Bration--where any $50 purchase gets you a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration selection!
All supplies can be purchased here.
Now go make something pretty!
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