Today’s Christmas card features a red rose bouquet, along with a framed sentiment.
I began by stamping a flower from the First Frost Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. After cutting the flower with its Frosted Bouquet Die, I used my Bone Folder to give it shape.
The stamped piece, directly beneath the rose, was made with Garden Green Ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, and a die from Frosted Bouquet.
Two more dies were used to make the Garden Green leaves and Very Vanilla “Baby’s Breath.” I used the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder to add interest to the leaves, and dotted the “Baby’s Breath” with Shimmery Crystal Effects.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Don’t you love how it is framed? I used one of the dies in the new Ornate Frames Die Set, which is pictured in my Product List. Just click on the picture for details, and add it to your shopping cart!
The background for my bouquet is Toile Tidings Designer Paper on a Garden Green card base. I used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the DSP.
The flower theme, stripe, and layout were inspired by TGIF.
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I like to send Thanksgiving cards to my family, so the Day Of Thanks Stamp Set was included in my last order.
Don’t you like the font of “Happy Thanksgiving?” I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink on Pressed Petals Designer Paper in the burlap pattern.
The sentiment was the main reason I ordered the set, but it wasn’t until I stamped the feather that I realized how fabulous it was.
I stamped the feather in Early Espresso Ink on See A Silhouettes Designer Paper to get the wonderful color. After stamping five feathers on various locations of the DSP, they were easy to cut by hand with my Paper Snips. Then, I raised the feathers on Dimensionals.
The background is from the same Pressed Petals, burlap DSP, adhered to a Soft Suede card base.
I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.
Now, this card has me thinking of a song I loved to dance to in the 60’s, “Shake a Tail Feather.” Oh, the good ol’ days! Have a great one!
Welcome to the Kreators October Blog Hop, where the theme is “Fall.” Living in San Diego, I don’t get to see a huge number of trees with colorful leaves, so I created a Thanksgiving card with a brilliant display.
My leaves were made with See A Silhouette Designer Paper and Nature’s Roots Dies. The red, yellow, and orange design in the paper was perfect for the idea in my mind. I used the dies to cut four large leaves, four smaller leaves, and then the coordinating, embossing dies, to create the veins on the leaves.
For the background, I cut some woodgrain paper from Pressed Petals DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. Then, I backed it with cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Texture Folder, to give it a “real” appearance. The same, woodgrain DSP was used for the branches, which I cut with a Seasonal Layers Die.
After attaching the leaves with Dimensionals, I glued the branches on top. I “gathered them together” with Burlap Ribbon, tied in the middle with Linen Thread.
TIP: I use Liquid Glue to attach my bows, so they stay in place. I’ve tried Glue Dots, but they always seem to wobble.
Since this is a Thanksgiving card, I like the analogy of gathering leaves and gathering people, so this sentiment is just right! “Gather together & give thanks” is from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.
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Welcome to the Paper Players color challenge!
Flowers & Bricks
The colors are black, gray, orange and purple. Halloween first came to mind, but I decided to make a Thanksgiving card, because I send more of those.
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, and embossed the right side with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed across the bricks with Smoky Slate Ink.
My orange and purple flowers are from See A Silhouette Designer Paper. They were easy to fussy cut with my Paper Snips, because of the thick, white lines surrounding them.
I placed the orange flower’s straight edge against the bricks, and raised the purple flower on Dimensionals with the sentiment.
TIP: I glued the bottom of the purple flower to the sentiment, before placing the two on Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.
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This little fairy is so adorable, I couldn’t wait to let her make an appearance. This is actually the first of my three New Wonders cards.
I just received the New Wonders Stamp Set, which is a HOST set, on page 207 of the Annual Catalog. The requirement for purchasing is to have a total of 150.00 in orders by hosting a gathering, or ordering that amount yourself, which is what I did. The stamp set can only be purchased with Reward Credits, and is specially priced at 13.50.
I was going to color the fairy, but she looked so cute stamped in Blueberry Bushel Ink, I decided this was a great example of #simplestamping. I simply stamped her on a piece of Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, which I glued to a Seaside Spray card base.
I added an inconspicuous, “for you,” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. And, that’s all there was to it. It doesn’t get simpler than that!
I was excited to ink up the other cuties in this set! In retrospect, here they are, in case you missed my blog the last two days. Clicking on the pictures will take you to the blog post.
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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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