When I shared yesterday’s Lot’s of Cheer & Toile Tidings card, I said I was having trouble coming up with ideas for the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP), even though I love the designs. The problem was that I didn’t want to use just one colour, i.e. Real Red or Garden Green. I also said I’d had another idea for a card using this DSP, and decided to give it a go for today! While I was getting everything ready I had another idea and decided to go ahead with that instead!
I was really pleased with the result, and although the technique is old, my idea is a variation on a theme and may become a video, so it’s sitting on the shelf at the moment! I still needed a card for today, so I checked Pinterest to see what ideas other crafters had with the Toile Tidings DSP. I saw a super card made by fellow demo Nancy Ferb, and she had introduced just one piece of Copper Foil as a layer behind her image, and it looked fabulous! That was it! I was off!
Before I start though, despite my additions and tweaks, my card is still very similar to Nancy’s card so I’d like to say Thank You to Nancy for the inspiration! If I made this card in Real Red I’d use either Silver or Champagne Foil instead of Copper. For today’s card, I decided to use Garden Green and Copper as my colour combo. I’m so pleased we have Gold, Silver and Copper Ink – I just wish they would stay as a standard item!
I started my card with a Garden Green Cardstock (CS) card base, with a layer of Copper Foil. Next, I cut two pieces of DSP in different designs, that were each half the size of what is my regular top layer size. After I had adhered the DSP to the Copper Foil layer, I wrapped a piece of retired Garden Green Ribbon around the centre and glued it at the back. If you don’t have any ribbon, you can use a strip of Garden Green CS.
Using Copper Ink, I stamped the rabbit from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS. I also stamped the SEASON’S GREETINGS sentiment, which is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, on a narrow strip of Very Vanilla CS. I put both pieces of stamping to one side to allow it time to dry properly. I also stamped the rabbit on a piece of PostIt Note so I could fussy cut it to use it as a mask when I was ready to stamp some trees!
I added a layer of Copper Foil and Very Vanilla CS inside the card. To decorate the top layer, I used a circle die from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies to die-cut a rabbit from a scrap of DSP. Next, I used a scalloped die from the same dies and die-cut a Copper Foil scalloped circle for the rabbit image to sit on. After adhering the two together, I adhered them in the bottom right-hand corner inside my card.
I fixed my PostIt Note mask over the stamped rabbit and, using Garden Green Ink, I stamped some trees on both sides so they looked as if they were in the distance. Before I added the rabbit to my card, I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the trees and snowy areas on the DSP above the gingham design! Next, I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the trees and the snowy areas round the rabbit, as well.
Then I adhered the rabbit to the large scalloped Copper Foil Circle and adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals. I also used Dimensionals to add the sentiment. My final touch was to adhere two Copper stars from the Star Designer Elements to the ribbon I’d wrapped around the centre of the card. I haven’t added much in the way of colour to my card, but it adds more interest than when there’s just one colour! Great idea, Nancy – thank you!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, happy crafting.
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