Today I am sharing a card designed with the new Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp set to make a Red Hat card. This card was designed by one of my Downlines, Margaret.

This is a quick and simple card made with Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.  The card base is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder to add a little dimension.

And of course since Red Hat Colors are Red and Purple there is a layer of Real Red cardstock cut to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  Next is a layer of Basic Black cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and a layer of Whisper white cut 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″.

The image is stamped with Black Archival ink on the Whisper White cardstock.   The lady is stamped a second time on a scrap of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and cut out to piece the dress on the lady.  The hat is stamped a second time on Real Red cardstock and cut and pieced to the hat.

When designing cards there are several common measurements to use for layering.  A common layer is 1/4″ between pieces of cardstock.  On this card, a narrow 1/8″ layer is used to mat the focal piece of Whisper white cardstock.  Then a wider layer of 1/4″ is used between the Basic black and Real Red cardstock.   I like the framed look that the difference in layers gives the folcal point of the card.


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I am Marilyn SanClemente an avid paper crafter and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I love to make handmade cards, stationery and scrapbooks and teach others about my passion.

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