Welcome to my first VC Rocks blog tour! VC Rocks is a stamping group that "meets" every summer. Since most of us aren't going to the Stampin Up convention, we have our own virtual one. There are swaps (the best ever!), classes, chats, and virtual roommates. It is one of the highlights of my summer and I look forward to it every year.
With the 4th of July right around the corner, I designed these two cards as picnic or barbecue invitations. I know if you went by scale those ants would take over the world, not just the two different tablecloth designs, but I still thought they added a cute touch to the bottom of the card. I hope you enjoy them both!
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Here are the Stampin' Up Supplies I used for these cards:
Bugs and Kisses and Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets
Real Red and Early Espresso Classic Inks
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers
Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, and Soft Suede Card Stock
Card #1 also uses
Stampin' Up Lattice Die
Card #2 uses
Stampin' Up Scallop Square Die
To make card #1, fold 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" Marina Mist card stock in half.
Cut Bashful Blue card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and layer on Marina Mist.
Cut strips of Whisper White and Real Red papers to 5" x 1/2".
On a separate sheet of paper, tape strips down vertically, alternating Real Red and Whisper White card stock.
Then, weave horizontal white strips under the the vertical white strips and over the red ones. Then, weave horizontally red strips under the vertical red strips and over the white ones. Alternate between red and white strips with each woven strip.
Next, cut woven paper to fit through the Big Shot.
Cut with the Scallop Square die.
Trim paper to 2" by 4 1/4" to make table cloth.
Cut Soft Suede paper to 1/2" by 3" and adhere to Bashful Blue background.
Draw lines for wood grain on the Soft Suede paper.
Adhere Real Red and Whisper White woven die cut on top of Soft Suede and Bashful Blue paper.
Stamp ants from "Bugs and Kisses" at the bottom of the card with Early Espresso classic ink.
Cut Whisper White paper to 1 1/8"x 2 1/8 ".
Stamp "You're Invited" from Sincere Salutations in Real Red Classic Ink.
Cut Night of Navy paper to 1 5/8 x 2 3/8"
Mount Whisper White greeting on Night of Navy paper.
Mount Night of Navy paper on Real Red and Whisper White table cloth.
You did it!
For card #2, fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Marina Mist card stock in half.
Cut Bashful Blue card stock to 4" x 5 1/4."
Cut Soft Suede paper to 1/2" x 2 1/2."
Adhere Soft Suede paper to the Bashful Blue card stock.
Draw wood grain lines on Soft Suede paper with a Chocolate Chip marker.
Using the Lattice die, cut two Real Red and two Whisper White die cuts.
Overlap Whisper White die cuts on Bashful Blue card stock to show 1 1/2 circles vertically and 3 circles horizontally.
Cut Bashful Blue so the white die cuts are even at the top.
Adhere Real Red die cut pieces inside the Whisper White open spaces.
Stamp ants from "Bugs and Kisses" with Early Espresso ink at the bottom of the Bashful Blue card stock.
Adhere Bashful Blue paper to Marina Mist.
Cut Whisper White paper to 1" x2 1/8" and stamp greeting from "Sincere Salutations" in Real Red Classic ink.
Cut Night of Navy card stock to 1 1/4" x 2 3/8."
Adhere Whisper White paper to Night of Navy paper.
Adhere Night of Navy paper to red and white tablecloth.
You did it!