At On Stage in April, we saw a demonstration of this diagonal slash card-making technique. It is so simple and so stunning. When we saw it, there was a collective gasp of delight! So I shared it with my stamp club in San Antonio members this month. (Click on the link to learn more about my stamp clubs!) The very, very pretty Birthday Bouquet DSP from the Occasions Catalog is perfect for this technique. I'm still doing my daily blog posts featuring Stampin' Up! Retiring List products, and these cards have lots of items on that list. Remember that Retiring List products are available while supplies last (and some are discounted!), so if there is still something you want, hurry and shop now to avoid disappointment.
Okay, on to the card. To achieve this look, simply take a piece of 4 x 4 DSP and slash it. That's it! No measuring needed! Wherever you slash it, it will look good once you place it on the card base. So my card base is 11 x 4-1/4, my DSP is 4 x 4, and that is it. Easy peasy, just the way I like it. I think the name of the card-making technique is diagonal slash. The wooden elements are perfect to place in the center. You get 15 in a package, 5 each of 3 different sentiments (thanks, congratulations, and celebrate) for just $5. I think you should RUN to my online store to grab those! They are excellent value and so easy to use. I wanted to share 2 of the versions we made in stamp club here so you could see the subtle but real differences. For the card on the left, I painted the wooden letters with Gold Wink of Stella. It adds a nice bit of shimmer and darkens the wood. But I also like the look of the raw wood. More options…yes!
Okay, it's time for our little game: can you spot the Stampin' Up! Retiring List items? Almost everything! I spy with my little eye:
- Something to Say rubberstamp set (the little flowers:)
- Lost Lagoon Card Stock
- Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack (one of my favorite little punches!)
- Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon
Everything used on my diagonal slash cards is listed and linked below. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you try the diagonal slash technique. You will love it!