Looks like we’re in for another great weekend, weather-wise! This evening we’re going out for dinner with our daughter Viicki and son-in-law, Leigh, and also with Leigh’s brother Glen, and his wife Eva – you may remember Eva was the photographer for our wedding! And healthwise, I’m really pleased to let you know I am making excellent progress with my recovery. My only hurdle I have to get over now is amazing tiredness!
Yesterday I was successful in making a video for tomorrow. It’s a very special video in as much as it’s number 500! All I need to do today is make video 501 and get it ready to publish Sunday next week. If I can do that, then I’ll be in a good position to switch off for our honeymon in Hong Kong! We’re being collected at 4 pm on Sunday for the trip to Heathrow Airport.
Have you see the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack? On one side of each sheet it looks like a photograph of somewhere in the woods, covered with snow and frost. On the reverse there are several different designs which are all in silver and white! I have seen some absolutely amazing cards made by other crafters using this DSP pack, I decided to have a go! I don’t count the first card I made using this DSP – the one with the penguin – because I CASE’d it when I was feeling really poorly.
Today’s card is my card, and I really thought it’d be a walk in the park coming up with a good idea! But no such luck! The first problem was trying to decide which design to choose because they are all great! I went through them three times and whittled it down to two designs, before eventually deciding on the single fir cone! Deciding on a Seaside Spray Cardstock (CS) base and Night of Navy CS as the middle layer was the easiest part of the card. I love how these two colours go with the DSP! My thought processes started working on where I go now, until I decided to use a fancy die to accentuate the sentiment! I decided on the middle-sized die in the three dies that form the Petal Labels Dies Set.
I love the sentiment I chose which is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy Ink, I stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White CS, and die-cut it using the oval die, which is the smallest of the three in the set. Next I took a scrap of Night of Navy CS, and die-cut the fancy die. Then I adhered the sentiment in the centre using Tombow!
At first, I wanted to add the sentiment to the DSP layer using Dimensionals but I decided against that idea because the delicate fronds and flowers would be easily damaged through lack of support. I used Tombow instead. I finished off the front of my card by applying some glue randomly over the larger snow/frost on the pine boughs and then added some of our new Ice Stampin’ Glitter. It really brought my card alive!
I added a layer each of Night of Navy and Whisper White CS inside the card. Next I stamped two fir cones from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set onto some scraps of the DSP I used for the front of the card, . Then I die cut them with the matching dies from the Beautiful Boughs Dies. The final touch was adding two silver Metallic Pearls on the sentiment layer. A very pleasing card. I hope you like it too!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow! In the meantime, happy crafting.
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