As many of you know from Facebook (have you liked Song of My Heart Stampers on FB yet?) I have done something to my right hand... not sure what exactly, but it seems to be a possible repetitive-stress type thing. I guess that happens when you stamp all day every day for seven years straight! Anyway, it is improving now that I have been splinting the affected knuckle during the day and am giving it a break for a bit, so thanks for all the well-wishes! I'm taking natural anti-inflammatories and using a hot rice/wheat bag on it every evening. In the meantime, I'm learning to stamp left-handed, which is a real hoot.
I didn't do too bad on this one, though, did I?! We're making this pretty thing at my friend Brenda's workshop on Friday night and I can't wait. I just LOVE it when I am able to share techniques for SIMPLE things that step your cards up several notches. This is just a 3.75x5.25 inch piece of cardstock stamped and then sliced into three equal 1.125-inch strips on the Stampin' Trimmer. That's it! So easy and yet so cool looking. All you need is a stamp or stamps large enough to span all three strips, so when you reassemble the three pieces spaced slightly apart on the cardfront, you can still see the whole image.
I used Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray cardstocks, the one inch circle and 1.25 inch scallop circle punches, and the Elements of Style stamp set (#118611-C, #120045-W) on this card. I think it would look equally gorgeous in black and white, red and white, blue and white, etc, etc, etc!
I know I'm going to use this layout over and over again. Are you going to give it a go? Leave a comment and let me know how you liked my left-handed card making! No snickering, now!