Today’s card features mums, in all their Fall glory!
Mums for you
It was fun stamping the mums from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, and cutting them with the Medium Daisy Punch. I used Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight Cardstock with Real Red Ink for my Fall colors.
My fern for the mums is from the Tropical Die Set, cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
The word “mums” was made with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, and a retired piece of dotted, Subtles 6X6 DSP. I gave several layers to the letters with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
TIP: The retired Subtles 6X6 DSP is in the Clearance Rack. Just click on my “shop” button, and you’ll see “Clearance Rack” on the left side of the page.
The current checked, Subtles 6X6 DSP is pictured in my Product List.
To complete the sentiment, I added “for you” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped it in Old Olive Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Nested Label Die.
For the background, I embossed Whisper White Cardstock with the backside of the Basket Weave Embossing Folder, and I adhered this to a Thick Whisper White card base.
I decorated the envelope flap with Pressed Petals Designer Paper, which you can see in the top photo.
My inspiration for today’s project was the Global Design Project’s challenge theme.
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It’s always exciting to use new product, and today I’m using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate for the second time.
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, topped with Feels Like Frost Designer Paper (the silver foil side) that I bordered with Noble Peacock Foil in Old Olive. The papers are in my Product List for a closer look.
Before gluing the two papers together, I used a Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a bough from the Feels Like Frost DSP. Then, I used the same die to cut a bough from the Noble Peacock Foil, filling in the hole, making it inlaid.
I rounded the corners to mimic the TGIF challenge sketch.
It’s wonderful how the Detailed Trio Punch makes it so easy. You can see the other capabilities of the punch by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.
For the circle in the sketch, I took it literally, and used a Layering Circles Die to cut a circle from the Mercury Glass Acetate. My circle needed a top to look like an ornament, and here’s the fun part; I used the Snowman Builder Punch! Doesn’t the snowman’s hat make a great ornament topper?
“Happy Holidays” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and fitting perfectly within the Classic Label Punch.
There’s plenty of shine on this card, but I had to add a few green-toned Iridescent Sequins.
If you’re wondering how I used the Mercury Glass Acetate the first time, here it is. You can click on the picture for details.
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Thank you for paying me a visit today! I hope I inspired you with the punches and new, gorgeous papers! My store is open for business!
Creating scenes, observed through a window, is not a new idea, but one that I love. I was missing the retired, Hearth & Home Die Set, until I realized the Stained Glass Die Set was right under my nose!
Beginning with a Thick Whisper White card base, I trimmed a layer of regular Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Then, I embossed the layer with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.
Next, I positioned the Stained Glass Die where I wanted the window, which was easy, because the straight lines of the bricks provided a guide. After my two holes were cut for the windows, I used the same Stained Glass Die to cut the frames from Sahara Sand Cardstock.
Now, back to the Thick Whisper White card front, where I stamped the tree. Using the Stamparatus, I positioned the tree stamp from the Winter Woods Stamp Set. I stamped it twice; first with Garden Green Ink, and second with Shaded Spruce Ink.
Next, I glued the brick “house” to the card front, followed by the window frames.
Now, the window needed a ledge, which I cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, using the smallest Rectangles Stitched Die.
The sentiment, “Blessed Christmas Wishes,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink on the ledge. I attached it with four Mini Dimensionals.
My inspiration for today’s card was CAS(E) this sketch.
Last, but not least, is the pop of red, created by a “cardinal” from the Botanical Tags Die. Set. I simply used the die to cut the birdcage from Real Red Cardstock, then cropped the bird, so he could sit on the window ledge.
This is a Christmas card I will make in quantity to send to family and friends. It speaks to me, and yet, it is simple enough to duplicate. Mass production has begun!
Thank you for visiting today. If you need a window, remember the Stained Glass Dies. You can see details by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. Have a wonderful day!