This is my third New Wonders card in the last three days. The New Wonders Stamp Set has three, adorable fairies who needed equal time.
When I saw the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, I envisioned a fairy peeking through the hole in a garden wall.
The garden wall was made with Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock, which I embossed with the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder. If you use your imagination, you can see stones. A Layering Circles Die was used to cut the hole in the wall. For dimension, I raised the wall on Adhesive Foam Strips.
I stamped the fairy in Memento Black Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, positioned so she could peek through the hole.
The fairy is colored with Stampin’ Blends, detailed in my Product List below.
Magnolia Lane Linen Thread is wrapped around the bottom of the wall.
The background is Pressed Petals Designer Paper, layered on a Mossy Meadow card base.
The sentiment is from the New Wonders Stamp Set, stamped in Old Olive Ink, on Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut with Layering Ovals Dies. The scalloped oval was cut from Noble Peacock Foil for a bit of shine.
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Good Monday morning! Today’s Christmas card was inspired by two challenges, which you’ll see at the bottom of my post.
I began by using a Rectangles Stitched Die to cut the a rectangle of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. This was backed with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, before cutting the oval with a Stitched Shapes Die.
Next, I used a smaller Rectangles Stitched Die to cut a rectangle from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. This white piece was glued to the Shaded Spruce card base. Then, the plaid piece was placed on Adhesive Foam Strips atop the card base, creating nice elevation.
TIP: The Adhesive Foam Strips are twice as thick as the Dimensionals.
I used the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut the word “joy” from Gold Foil. The letters were double layered, so they would be sturdy over the oval opening. The “o” is glued directly to the white Cardstock, while the “j” and “y” are bridged over the opening.
TIP: I was careful to glue only the portions of the letters that would be attached.
The sentiment, “May this special season be wrapped in love & joy,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I stamped it in Shaded Spruce Ink, and used a Merry Christmas Die for cutting.
Here are the two challenges I used for inspiration:
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“Hey, friend,” how about a clean & simple card for today?
As soon as I saw this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I was excited to participate.
I began by choosing three papers for my rectangles: the floral print and script are Pressed Petals DSP, and the check is In-Color 6X6 DSP. Using the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die made cutting a breeze.
The design called for a small sentiment, and Itty Bitty Greetings provided “hey, friend.” I stamped it in Merry Merlot Ink on the Whisper White background, and embossed this layer with Subtle Texture.
I followed the sketch, adding two sprigs to the design. They were made with a Botanical Tags Die, and two colors from the Pressed Petals DSP; Mossy Meadow Cardstock, and Merry Merlot Cardstock.
My favorite, little, bird from the same Botanical Tags Die Set, completed today’s friendship card. I simply snipped him from the tag, after die-cutting from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
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Thank you for visiting today. This was such a fun challenge, you may want to give it a try. Happy stamping!
Today’s card features one of my favorite sets in the Annual Catalog, Puzzle Pieces. I used to “work” many jigsaw puzzles with my grandmother, Mimi, and it brings back such fond memories.
Three Puzzle Pieces are perfect for this week’s Freshly made Sketches challenge.
The Love You To Pieces Stamp Set has two stamps that say just that, and I stamped them in Crumb Cake Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting with their Puzzle Pieces Die, I layered them, which makes them feel like “real” puzzle pieces. Plain, Crumb Cake Cardstock was used for the third piece.
TIP: I used the Stamparatus, and stamped the puzzle pieces twice, to get a perfectly stamped image. If you aren’t familiar with the Stamparatus, click on its picture in my Product List for details.
For the strip in the sketch, I chose a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and trimmed the top and bottom with the scalloped die from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set.
I brought out the blue by using a Blueberry Bushel card base, and layered it with Whisper White Cardstock. I was excited to use the new (to me) Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, which makes this seem like a love letter. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I tied some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread around it, knotting and shredding the ends.
My husband immediately identified this as a card I would give to him, so I’m calling it a masculine card. My theory holds true: Blue, brown and green can be for a guy, especially if it’s clean & simple.
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Welcome to this week’s Paper Players color challenge.
The colors are Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and a neutral. I chose white.
My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.
First, I captured the color, Merry Merlot, in the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Next, I stamped the circle in Merry Merlot ink, using the stamp from the swirly Frames stamp set. I usually stamp before embossing, but this worked.
The boughs and pinecones were cut with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set. A piece of Noble Peacock Foil was used for the boughs, and Cajun Craze Cardstock was used for the pinecones.
TIP: I positioned the pinecones under the boughs before gluing them on the circle.
The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and it fit “perfectly” in the label die from the Beautiful Boughs die set.
The last detail was adding a few Merry Merlot dots, cut with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch.
Here’s a second card using these colors. Click on it for details.
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The Paper Players
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
I’m still loving this deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set, and the way it cuts out easily with its Detailed Deer die. This deer is stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, and layered for thickness.
Since the deer wanted to be camouflaged, I let her blend in with a Crumb Cake background, layered on a Cherry Cobbler card base. The Cherry Cobbler matches a rectangle of Wrapped In Plaid 6X6 Designer Paper, and the scalloped border around the oval sentiment.
The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, like the deer.
Layering Oval dies were used for cutting, then the sentiment was placed on Dimensionals.
A strip of Burlap Ribbon is underneath the sentiment, adhered with a piece of Tear & Tape. If you aren’t familiar with Tear & Tape, you can click on the picture in my Product List. It’s a strong adhesive, and works well with ribbon.
The wood textured rectangle is a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, adding to the rustic flavor of the card.
Today’s design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.
This may end up being a card I make in quantity, since it would be fairly easy to duplicate. I would love to have my Christmas cards made before November. We’ll see!
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