It’s a MUST HAVE fancy fold rubber stamped handmade card today! The In Good Taste Suite is absolutely gorgeous and deserves a spot in YOUR stamp stash IMO 🤗.
Let me show you why I love it!
The combination of neutral collage-y type stamps and the classy layer-able dies is a winner!
Now I don’t normally make collage cards. And I also don’t normally play with the Neutral colour family. But this one just came together like a dream!
Why? Because I picked up the suite of products rather than just the bundle this time and it made my designing so much quicker. Let me tell you about it.
Fancy Fold Rubber Stamped Handmade Card
Jo’s Design Tips
Here are some tips so it’s easy for you to recreate this card at home.
Rely On the Suite
It really is amazing how quickly your cards come together when you just let Stampin’ Up! do the work for you. Once I decided I wanted to make an easel fold card, and the In Good Taste Suite of products, the next steps were pretty darn easy.
1.Pick my designer paper. The panel I stamped on here is a piece of the In Good Taste DSP. It already had some texture and i just added some more with my images.
Since all the colours are listed in every package, it really takes the guesswork away. I choose Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate and Whisper White as my main colours.
2.Pick my stamps. Well, I went for almost every image stamp in this set except the feather. (You can see a wonderful design with it here though.)
After all, collage style cards are all about mixing it up and just giving hints of images. These stamps are PERFECT for this! You can see where my fully inked images are (the flower, the branches) and there are just hints of the lace-type one in the background.
And don’t worry if the images overlap. The great news is they’re supposed to! How freeing is that?!
3. Layer up the dies. Although I could have just gone with the sentiment on white, I wanted to frame it on a darker colour. The Gray Granite in another of the Tasteful Labels Dies was all it needed.
My ribbon was white, from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack, coloured with my Gray Granite Stampin Blend so it would coordinate beautifully.
The Inside’s Important
To make an easel card work, the front panel needs to rest against something on the inside. So I stamped my greeting and cropped it with yet another die. And placed it on with dimensionals to create the resting place.
Notice the stamped branches on the Soft Suede? It just added a bit more polish.
And can you see the dry embossing on the Smoky Slate panel? It’s the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.
I tell ya, this suite of products is an absolute winner!
Over to You Stamper!
Now if you shy away from using neutrals for your cards like me, I’m like to challenge you to give them a try. You’ll be rewarded with classy designs like this one.
And if you shy away from suites in the catalogue thinking they’re too expensive and include thing syou just don’t need (just like I did before too), give one a try sometime. It really makes your designing EASY, PEASEY!
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What’s Up Next?
I do enjoy playing with different techniques and tricks to keep me – and you – from getting bored! 😋. What would you like to see me play with? Leave me a comment to let me know!
One thing about easel cards? They look just as fabulous closed as open! Take a final peek at how it will arrive in someone’s mailbox!
I hope I tickled your fancy with my fancy fold rubber stamped handmade card and you’re going to make lots to share with family and friends – have fun!