You Make the World a Better Place


This thank you card was made for a friend using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #489 sketch card challenge. The optional part of the challenge is to use dies for the card. I also turned the sketch clockwise 90 degrees.

The challenge sketch has a circle in it, so I chose the globe stamp from Stampin' Up! (SU) "Beautiful World" set, which also has a great sentiment to thank my sweet friend. I stamped the globe with Versamark, dusted it with detail gold embossing powder on a piece of navy cardstock, then used a stitched circle from SU "Stitched Shapes" to die cut it out. To create the gold circle around it, I used the same stitched circle die, along with the next size smaller circle to cut gold cardstock. Then glued the gold circle on top of the blue die cut globe piece.

I chose the gridded background for the card front because it made me think of longitude/latitude lines on a map. This piece is a laser cut from SU's "Forever Gold" specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).

The scalloped gold border on the left was created with an edging die. Finally, the sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto white cardstock, and dusted with gold and heat set.

After finishing the card, I'm thinking it would have been better if I'd cut the sentiment piece a little closer to the sentiment at the top, but I'm sure my friend will like it. I'm rating the difficulty level for this card as a "2" out of a possible "5".

Stamps: SU Beautiful World
Paper: SU Night of Navy, Whisper White, Recollections Gold Cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: SU Forever Gold Specialty DSP, SU Stitched Shapes Dies, Recollections Gold Embossing Powder, SU Edgelits Adorning Accents Dies, Heat Tool, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, E6000 Spray Adhesive
Techniques: Die Cutting, Heat Embossing