It’s very rare that I see a manufactured card that I think makes a truly memorable card. Last Christmas we received such a card, and which inspired today’s card. The Christmas card we received was a typical snowy Christmassy scene. It was all black and white with the pillar box painted red! It looked stunning. As there wasn’t a pillar box in By the Bay, I painted the front door red using my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker! I imagine you can all envisage my Christmas card!
I die cut the image using the no. 5 die of the Rectangle Stitched Dies. Rather than put such a large image on Dimensionals, I die cut five more rectangles using the Whisper White Thick Cardstock (CS), and adhered them all together, including the image. The next poblem I had was finding a suitable sentiment. We’re very fortunate in as much as Stampin’ Up! include masses of sentiments in the stamps sets for us to choose from! The criteria I applied really narrowed my options down big time! I felt I hit the jackpot when I saw this one in the Climbing Roses Stamp Set. The font fits beautifully, and so does the size. The sentiment is fitting for such a grand old house. The icing on the cake was that it fiited into one of the slimline Rectangle Stitched Dies!
I started my card with a base of Whisper White CS, and adhered a layer of Whisper White CS. Using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, I embossed the top layer of Whisper White CS. After I had adhered all the layers together, I adhered the image in the centre. Using Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment to the front of the image. I finished it with a Basic Rhinestone Jewel at each end.
To decorate the inside of my card, I reversed the Whisper White CS layers. The bottom layer was embossed as before. I trimmed the top plain layer slightly smaller than normal so more of the embossed area would be visible. Everything fell into place for this card. After deciding to stamp the shell stamp from By the Bay to decorate the inside of the card, I measured the size of the image against the small die that’s on it’s own in the Rectangle Stitched dies. They were made for each other! I stamped the shell on a scrap of Whisper White CS, and die cut it. I also had a piece of leftover Whisper White CS that had been embossed with the same embossing folder as the layers! I layered the shell image, and adhered it in the bottom right-hand corner. I’m amazed, and thrilled how everything came together for this card, and I’m very pleased with the result. Maybe I’ll frame it! Hmm!! Well, that’s about it from me today. I hope you have a marvellous Monday, and until I’m back with you tomorrow, happpy crafting.
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