Madison Avenue For My Friend

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the Sale-a-bration exclusive Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.  You can earn these items for free with a $50 purchase from my online store!  My design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 277 Sketch Challenge.

Madison Avenue

Here is the list of products that you will need to create this card:

  • Madison Avenue (129657 wood, 129660 clear) ***Sale-a-bration Item
  • Friendly Phrases (126149 wood, 126151 clear)
  • Floral Frames Framelits Dies (127012)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540) ***Sale-a-bration Item
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812) ***Sale-a-bration Item
  • 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads (122940)
  • Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123106)
  • Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder (129321)
  • VersaMark Pad (102283)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • White Vellum (101856)
  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad (126946)
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976)
  • Tangerine Tango Card Stock (126946)
  • Sahara Sand Card Stock (121043)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
  • Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)
  • Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
  • Stamping Sponges (101610)

I started with a card base of Tangerine Tango cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.  Then I cut a panel of Sahara Sand card stock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and I stamped the stem image from the Madison Avenue stamp set on the panel in Sahara Sand ink using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I wrapped a piece of the Tangerine Tango ribbon from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack around the panel and adhered it with SNAIL.  Next, I stamped the flower image from the Madison Avenue stamp set and the sentiment from the Friendly Phrases on White Vellum in VersaMark ink.  I sprinkled the images with Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder and I heat embossed them.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the flower center in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I cut the Vellum pieces to 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ and I cut two panels of the Sycamore Street DSP to 1-1/2″ x 1-7/8″ and I adhered the Vellum to the DSP with SNAIL.  Next, I cut two pieces of Tangerine Tango card stock to 1-3/4″ x 2-1/8″ and I adhered them to the back of the layered Vellum pieces with SNAIL.  I used my Paper-Piercing Tool and I pierced three holes in the layered Vellum sentiment piece and I placed 3 of the Designer Printed Brads in the holes.  Then I attached the two layered pieces to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish the card, I stamped the flower image in Tangerine Tango ink and cut it out with the Floral Frames Framelits Die.  I sponged the edges with Sahara Sand ink, placed a Designer Printed Brad through the center and adhered it to the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I adhered the decorated panel to the card base with SNAIL.

I like the look of the stems on the Sycamore Street DSP but I wanted something a little more muted for the background of my card so I created my own version using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and Sahara Sand ink.  And I discovered that the smallest of the Floral Frames Framelit Dies fits the flower from the Madison Avenue stamp set perfectly, always love it when I find a new way to use something that I’ve already got.

A quick tip for the Stamp-a-ma-jig and wood mounted stamp sets:  Cut a square of Vellum before you use your Stamp-a-ma-jig and a wood mounted stamp set and use the square of Vellum in place of the plastic layer that comes with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Stamp the images in StazOn ink on the Vellum and use the Vellum for placement rather then the plastic.  When you’re done using the set for that project, then tuck your piece of Vellum in the stamp case and you’ve got it all ready for use next time.  Then you won’t have to spend time re-stamping your image on the plastic each time!

It’s Sale-a-bration time!  During Sale-a-bration, you earn free products from Stampin’ Up for every $50 that you order through my online store.  Check out my Promotions tab above to read more about it and click on the Sale-a-bration link on the right side of the screen to see all of the great items that you can pick up for free!

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Happy Stamping!

Amy

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