Yesterday was the hottest day of the year for us, and we had a new fridge/freezer delivered and fitted! On Wednesday evening, Othman sorted out the freezer bag and made sure all the ice packs were frozen. Once we were up yesterday, he put as much of the food from the fridge that had to be kept cold e.g. milk, cheese, yoghurts, soft drinks, etc. in the freezer bag with the ice packs. I was amazed at how well the bag and the packs did in such an amazingly high temperature 38.1°- well it is for the UK! LOL!
What an absolutely adorable stamp set Wildly Happy is? I couldn’t decide which image to use first, so I started with the first one on the box! Initially, I didn’t have much of an idea what I was going to do for today’s card, except for the pennant the rabbits are on. I’ve seen quite a lot of cards recently where the crafter has made this style of pennant, so I decded to share it with you.
I stamped the image using Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (CS). For my first attempt I used Light and Dark Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t like the finished effect because the rabbits were too dark. I stamped the second set and used the Light Smokey Slate Blend only. With this I was able to achieve a much lighter, softer grey.
I grounded the rabbits on Light Old Olive grass, and surrounded them with Light Pool Party sky. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White CS because I thought I’d use it as a banner coming out of the side of the pennant. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack, and I cut it to make a landscape card.
To cut the pennant I chose a Stitched Nested Labels Die that suited the size of the image best, and ran it through my Big Shot. While I was working out how tall I wanted the pennant, I realised the width of the sentiment was a similar width to the die-cut. I decided to adhere it across the top of the pennant which made it look more like a pocket!
The other pennants I’ve seen made by crafters, always have a piece of ribbon wrapped around the top layer of the card. They make it so the ribbon goes over the (cut) top, to cover that there are no stitch lines across the top! I was able to put my ribbon in a different position because I hid the non-stitched edge with my sentiment.
One of the traps I often find myself in, is that of keep using the same set of embellishments, or ribbons. The first ribbon I chose for today’s card was a retired Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon. As you can see, I remembered to think of something out of the usual for today’s card, and used our new Lace Trim instead. The final details to the front of my card was a row of the Silver Metallic Pearls across the pennant.
To decorate the inside of the card, I added a layer of Whisper White CS, but not before I stamped another image of the rabbits. I painted them the same as the rabbits on the front, and grounded them with my Light Old Olive Blend. Sitting here looking at my card, I’m thinking about another possible idea! That is to die cut the full Stitched Nested Labels Die, put the sentiment from side to side and have images above and below it! Then the next dea is to make that width die, either taller or shorter with the help of the sentiment!
What do you think about this stitched pennant idea? I always like finding ideas that a bit different, and this is something different and good! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous Friday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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