you are fabulous

4/1/21 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!

Hi friends! It’s Thursday, the weekend is fast approaching and I hope you have something fun planned! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Curious Metallic cardstock which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty friendship card on a Classic Crest card base with shimmery layers of Curious Metallic cardstock and stamped/die cut hibiscus flowers, buds and leaves.

This card base is 5″ square and cut from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I layered panels of Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock and Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, and added a pierced ornate frame cut from Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock. I arranged the hibiscus flowers, single bud and leaves in the left lower corner on top of the frame. The hibiscus is my first Altenew stamp set and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. These stamps line up perfectly and they look amazing! Plus I’ve made a HUGE change in my ink stash recently by replacing all my Stampin’ Up ink with Memento ink. I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator a few years back and have nearly 70 SU ink pads that I’ll soon be moving out of my studio. I had quite a few Memento ink colors already so I only had to buy a few to get the complete line plus a few reinkers. Okay, back to my project… I cut the ‘fabulous’ sentiment twice from Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, layered them together and adhered it across the lower portion of the card front. I stamped the remaining portion of the sentiment in purple ink on a white cardstock scrap, trimmed it and adhered it just above the die cut. The finishing touch was the addition of small iridescent gemstones.

For the inside, I layered panels of Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock and Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock, and added a pierced ornate die cut which I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added the other hibiscus bud in the lower left corner and stamped the sentiment in purple ink.

And one more look… I’m thrilled with this card! I can’t say enough about how amazing this Curious Metallic cardstock is. And I’ve mentioned numerous times that Classic Crest (both 110# and 80# weights) is a staple in my studio. I’ve used many brands of white cardstock over the years and Classic Crest surpasses them all for card bases, stamping and basic layering.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge – Feminine
4. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #169 – Anything Goes w/ optional Purple and Green (playing twist)
8. Moving Along With The Times: #128 – Spring is Coming
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #492 – Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #416 – Anything Goes
11. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #54 – Easter/Spring
12. The Creative Crafters: #38 – Anything Goes
13. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock
Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Altenew Build-A-Flower Hibiscus stamp set, The Project Bin Just Sayin’ stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Friends stamp set
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, Elderberry, Lilac Posies and Peanut Brittle ink
Dies/Punches: Altenew Build-A-Flower Hibiscus die set, CUTplorations Pierced Curly Nesting Dies, CUTplorations fabulous word die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

11 thoughts on “you are fabulous”

  1. Such an elegant card with wonderful rich colour and a gorgeous image. Your double cut sentiment is beautiful and your little pearls break up your open space perfectly. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny’s!

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  2. Congratulations Leslie! I love the hibiscus flower. I had several in my yard for years. They make you feel happy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vibrant violet creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, Stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  3. A beautiful card and choice of colour. Those flowers are simply gorgeous on your card. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Let’s Craft & Create and we hope to see you soon, Michelle DT x

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  4. Gorgeous card, I love the colours and great layout. Thanks for joining in our March ‘Feminine’ challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

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  5. Very beautiful and elegant. Love the gorgeous blooms. Good to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope you will join us again this month. Nandini, DT

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