Today’s card brings a smile to my face. I often watch birds soar, and imagine how they feel.
Bird Soaring Among the Clouds
The colors were inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge. Don’t you love Coastal Cabana? I began with it as the card base.
I also used Coastal Cabana for the clouds, applying a stenciling technique. The Pretty Label Punch has a great cloud shape, so I punched one from Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, using a Sponge Dauber on regular weight, Whisper White cardstock, I added ink around the border of my punched cloud, moving it, and filling in the blank areas with more ink.
TIP: Daubing onto the punched cloud first (before spreading) will prevent making a round spot. You can see my punched cloud is dark from the repeated daubing.
I owe my cloud idea to this week’s challenge at Festive Friday.
The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper was perfect for framing my clouds, which I cut to fit. Before gluing the two together, I stamped a row of tree tops (Lovely As A Tree stamp set) in Early Espresso ink.
Next, it was time to start on my soaring bird. I stamped the Serene Garden bird in Early Espresso ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I colored her with three Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie and Ivory.
A Garden Scene Die was used to cut my Pumpkin Pie, soaring bird, and I raised her on dimensionals.
Thanks so much for visiting today. I enjoyed sharing my project with you! My supplies are listed below, and available at my store. Just click on the pictures.
Hi there! For today’s project, I had two things in mind; the TGIF Challenge, which is calling for “punches,” and the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Specialty Paper from the Holiday 2018 Catalog. It’s a “specialty” paper, because it’s printed on shimmery white paper. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate.
Frosted Floral Thank You
I decided to use a multi-colored floral print with flowers that I could fussy cut. My Stampin’ Up Paper Snips did a good job, and the three flowers were ready for some leaves. The Leaf Punch worked perfectly, punching leaves from a green print of Frosted Floral DSP.
The sentiment, “thank you for caring,” is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set. I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, after stamping the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock. The 1 1/2′” Circle Punch makes a perfect border, which I punched from another piece of the Frosted Floral DSP.
I chose Tranquil Tide cardstock for the card base, layered with a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
Next, I used a Stitched Seasons die to cut the Frosted Floral frame. This is the same Frosted Floral DSP where I found my three flowers.
The flowers and sentiment were raised on dimensionals, and my “three punch” card is ready for the TGIF challenge.
Thank you for visiting today. If you click on the picture of the Frosted Floral DSP in my Product List, you can see all 12 of the fabulous prints.
1-3/8″ Circle Punch
Welcome to a Sneak Peek of one of my favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog, First Frost. This is such a versatile set, and I’m using it today for a Thanksgiving card.
First Frost Thanksgiving Card
My color scheme was decided by the Paper Player’s Challenge #405:
And, my layout is from TGIF #172:
One of the most wonderful things about this First Frost stamp set are the two flowers.
You can achieve watercolored flowers without any water or effort. Just stamp a flower on a Stampin’ Ink Pad, and that’s all it takes. Really!
I used the colors Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (So Saffron is in my next order).
The flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla, so the edges of the flowers would blend with the background, after cutting with their dies. I also used a fabulous, little sprig die, which looks like Baby’s Breath in this bouquet.
“Happy Thanksgiving” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punched with the Classic Label punch.
Before gluing everything in place, I stamped the background branch with leaves in Old Olive. I’ll be using this set A LOT!
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