I loved the projects on the Royal Blog Tour at the beginning of the month and especially loved the colors Sherrill Graff used on her blog http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com/2010/04/lns-royal-blog-tour-elements-of-style.html. I used the new set from the summer mini, Elements of Style for this project.
I used the flower stamp and randomly stamped it over a sheet of Whisper White card stock using So Saffron, More Mustard and Soft Suede ink pads. I then made a flower using the Circle Scallop punch and fastened the center using a gold brad. I used the same paper and punched out a Designer Label, and then punched the sides using the slot punch and threaded a piece of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon through the slots. Below is a "light bulb" moment I came up with for placing the slots where I wanted them.
I then cut out one basket on a piece of Whisper White c/s using the Baskets & Bloom die and stamped it with the same colors. When I mounted it on the card front, I only put the adhesive on the sides and bottom - this allows you to slip a gift card in the basket. I sponged the same inks over a piece of the Presto Patterns dp from the summer mini and used this for my background; paper piercing the top corners. Unfortunately the only gift card I have is an old one from Starbucks; but the contrast helps you to see how the card fits in the basket. Here's a list of what I used:
Stamps: Element of Style
Inks: More Mustard, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Papers: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Presto Patterns DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Baskets & Bloom Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Slot Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Gold Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Scissors
I had a "light bulb" moment making this card. Sometimes it's so hard to line up the slot punch and I thought that a piece of card stock vellum would work as a guide for using this punch.
You line up where you want to punch using the piece of vellum and secure it with a small post-it-note.
And there you have it!!