July 20, 2008

"Always" on a Sunday

Always is probably my favourite set from the upcoming mini catalogue. I just love the beautiful sentiments, and all the images are gorgeous! Finally having time to stamp this morning, I thought I'd try this amazing set - hope you like the results! Here's how to re-create this card:

Cut an oval from Very Vanilla card stock. If you don't have a cutting system to cut an oval this large, have a hunt in your kitchen cupboards, or even the fridge - you'll be amazed at all the shapes you'll find that you can trace around.

Stamp the bird image in Stazon ink. Stamp it again on scrap paper or a post-it note and cut out to make a mask. Adhere the mask over your image and stamp the branch image in Mellow Moss multiple times, sometimes stamping twice before re inking. Sponge Mellow Moss around the bottom of the oval and Soft Sky around the top.

To create the scalloped edge around the oval, punch out lots of 1/2" circles and adhere behind the oval using SNAIL adhesive.
Stamp the circular always image in stazon on Very Vanilla card. Punch out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. Layer with a Mellow Moss 1 3/8" punch out and adhere to a Purely Pomegranate scalloped circle using a Stampin' Dimensional.

Stamp the small flower image in Soft Sky and punch out using the 1/2" Circle Punch, adhere inside the "a" in the always image.

Create a colour blocking effect on your Basic Black base card using rectangles of Designer Paper and stamped images. I used this gorgeous paper from the soon to be released Holiday Harmony pack and also stamped the large heart image from Always on Soft Sky card with Mellow Moss ink. Adhere with SNAIL.

Stamp the sentiment using Stazon ink and the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement if necessary.

Tie a length of Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon (love this gorgeous stuff!) around the card. Cut the "legs" off a Styled Silver fancy brad (new Hodgepodge Hardware to be released Aug 1st) and wrap the remaining prongs around the ribbon knot.

Add two silver brads from the Hodgepodge set to the top right corner of the card.

Create two scalloped edge pieces using the Slit Punch (punch repeatedly overlapping each punch slightly) one from Purely Pomegranate card stock and the other from a scrap of the Designer Paper. Adhere together then cut a strip off your base card and adhere so the scallops show in the gap.

Adhere the oval layer and the scalloped circle layer to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals and you're done!

If you would like to book a workshop (Wellington Region) and see these products in person or would like to order any of the supplies seen on my site (New Zealand orders only please) please email me.

Hope you have a fantastic Sunday, enjoy your Sunday roast if you're having one!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Always
Ink: Stazon, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky
Card stock: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Paper: Holiday Harmony
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1/16" Handheld, Slit, Scalloped Circle
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Love your card Sarah...Always is such a divine set I agree. Love the Holiday Harmmony paper too...might have to add that to my wish list now:)

  2. wow sarah this is stunning, this set wasn't on my wishlist but i'm definitely going to have to add it now. You've done a beautiful job!

  3. This is a stunning card, i really enjoy your updates, they definitely inspire me. thanks

  4. Beautiful,beautiful card, wanted to stop by and say congratulations on making the UStamp Dream Team, I cannot wait to get to know you better. Hugs Monica xx

  5. This card is beautiful!!!! Stopping by to say "hi" and telling you I can't wait for UStamp online class to start!!

  6. Wow, I so have this on my list to buy and this card is a stunner Sarah. I am in awe.

  7. Gorgeous! I love the look of using the heart stamp to make a decorative paper. Very cool idea. I love visiting your blog!


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