I love it when products from different companies match as though they were made for each other. With this card, the vintage-inspired newsprint and trendy “NEWS FLASH” talk-bubble stamp make a fantastic pair. The vintage-inspired stamp of the stylish woman corresponds well with these elements … she’s a “correspondent.” Ha! I’ll be here all week!
I stamped my talk bubble in neon-purple ink, which is not the brightest neon ink I’ve used but the color still is great. This “news flash” card could be used for many occasions … in my case, a friend of mine is turning 30. I made my own talk bubble for the inside that says, “YOU’RE 30!” I hope she likes it!
Here’s how to make it:
Cut a 1 3/4-by-6 1/4-inch piece of lavender cardstock. Stamp a vintage-inspired image of a woman (I used one from the Sew Stylish collection by Hero Arts) in black ink (such as Versafine in onyx black, centered, onto the cardstock.
Draw an outline around the stamped image in white pen (such as Sakura Gelly Roll in white), leaving a little space between the pen line and the image.
Cut a 2 3/4-by-6 1/4-inch piece of textured gray cardstock. Stamp an image of an arrow (mine’s from the Portfolio collection by Pink Paislee) in black ink (Versafine) three times in a row close to one long edge of the cardstock.
Make a card from a 9-by-6 1/4-inch piece of textured lavender cardstock. Cut a 4-by-6 1/4-inch piece of vintage-inspired, newspaper-patterned paper (I used “Antique Newsprint” by Bazzill Basics) and adhere it, centered, to the card’s front. Cut a 3 1/8-by-6 1/4-inch piece of dark-gray, polka-dot cardstock (such as from the Couture collection by SEI) and adhere it an eighth of an inch from the right edge of the newspaper piece. Adhere the gray cardstock to the polka-dot piece, lining it up with the right edge, with the arrows pointing up on the left side. Adhere the stamped lavender cardstock about an eighth of an inch from the right edge of the gray piece.
Stamp a talk-bubble image (I used “NEWS FLASH” from the Portfolio collection) in neon-purple ink (Hero Arts) onto white cardstock.
Stamp two small star images (I used the stamp in the Portfolio collection) in neon-purple ink onto white cardstock.
Using a pencil, draw outlines around the talk bubble and stars and cut them out.
Using dimensional adhesive, adhere the talk bubble close to the top of the card and near the stamped image of the woman. Use more dimensional adhesive to adhere one star over the lower-left edge and the other star over the upper-right edge of the stamped lavender piece.