Last Thursday night I held a Live event on YouTube where I shared how to create this striped birthday card using the Varied Vases stamp set. I have include the Live event recording here for you to enjoy. I’ve also included pictures, cutting dimensions and the supplies I’ve used. Be sure to scroll down to see them. The Varied Vases stamp set has a coordinating Vase Builder Punch. You can choose to purchase these items as a Bundle which will save you 10%.
The striped background uses strips of Sahara Sand cardstock to highlight the vase image. Adding strips of cardstock to the background of your card is a great way to use up your scraps and add simple texture to your cards.Sahara Sand is a color that’s often overlooked. This amazing neutral color coordinates well with many of the new colors added this year.
Speaking of colors, make sure you watch the video to see an alternate Gorgeous Grape and Sahara Sand combination of this same card. if you’re wondering what Stampin’ Up! colors coordinate well together I’ve got a PDF Color Coaches to help you. You can download them for free – click HERE.
- Whisper White cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold
- Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Whisper White cardstock for the image is cut 1 3/4″ x 3″
- Crushed Curry cardstock layer is cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- Sahara Sand cardstock strips are cut 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
I provided a free card kit centered around this same stamp set and it’s coordinating Vase Builder Punch during the June Stamps in the Mail. If you like free pre-cut supplies, video tips and instruction and a free PDF tutorial for fresh inspiration then check out my Stamps in the Mail program by clicking HERE or on the image below. You can purchase the tutorial for the cards included in the free card kit in my PDF Tutorial Library for a nominal fee. Click HERE to view the library.