A couple of unusual details: the green polka dot paper is actually from the packaging of one of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets! I got the idea from a card made by Julie Cameron where she actually used the box band from a stamp set as part of her card – what genious! I also used part of a box band for the paper-piecing of the egg and with the Stampin’ Up! label punch.
Second detail is the layering of the Stampin’ Up! punches which I copied from one of my stamping idols, Pam Bassett. You can see a couple samples in this post. I absolutely love the look and knew I had to try it out myself! I eliminated one of the layers because I thought it was a little much on this card, and I also left out the brads (because I didn’t want so many on this simple card) and the inking (because I forgot!). I’m sure I’ll be using this element on future cards because I think it looks great! Thanks Pam!
Last notes: You can see a little strip of pink on the right side of the card – that’s because the Cuttlebug embossed polka dots didn’t quite go all the way to the edge, so I cut off the thin strip of dot-less cardstock and then glued a strip of pink cardstock to the back edge of the card and stamped it with Papertrey’s polka dot set.
And finally – I didn’t have to do any masking when I stamped the pink oval under Riley. I just stamped the oval first, and then the green patterned paper covered up the overstamp.
Hope you all have a great day!
Other materials used: sentiment from Papertrey Ink; Mauve Mist ink, Pretty in Pink cardstock, circle and oval punches all from Stampin’ Up!; ribbon from May Arts; Nestabilities from Spellbinders; brads unknown.