The Good Things in Life are Better with You

I’ve been seeing beautiful projects with the In Good Taste Suite all year. And I feel like I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the paper and the fonts in the stamp set, but when I sat down to recreate this pretty card by Artisan Design Team Member, Tammy Wilson, I really enjoyed working with all the elements. The Tasteful Touches embossing folder has quickly become a close competitor for my favorite the Subtle embossing folder and I just love the mixed fonts in this stamp. I hope you enjoy the lovely textures portrayed on this photographic paper. I didn’t quite have all the same supplies Tammy used, but I’m pretty happy with the results.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w .
Background Matte: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Background: Tasteful Touches Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ h x 5 1/8″ w
Embossed Layer: Basic White Cardstock 2 3/4″ h x 4 1/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: Tasteful Touches Designer Series Paper 1 1/4″ h x 1 1/2″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Use the Bone Folder to distress the edges of the Background Matte.
  4. Attach the Background to the Background Matte and then attach to the Card Base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Emboss the Embossed Layer with the Tasteful Touches Embossing Folder and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment in Versamark Ink on the Sentiment Layer and Heat Emboss with White Embossing Powder. Attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Attach a piece of Braided Linen Thread
  8. Die cut, fussy cut or punch two vellum and one Basic White pieces of foliage. Attach with Mini Glue Dots.
  9. Tie a double strand of Linen Thread in a bow and attach with Mini Glue Dots.
  10. Add Basic Pearls (suggested)
  11. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  12. Decorate the envelope.
  13. Lovely! Now send it to someone special.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit