I hope you’ve enjoyed a fabulous weekend. Although we are now in winter, the last three days have been glorious sunshine, although cold! It looks like my teabag folding video yesterday brought back happy memories to a lot of crafters! It was certainly a very enjoyable project for me to work on! So much so that I spent some time on YouTube yesterday afternoon watching some old videos on different designs that can be made with this technique!
Today’s card is a “normal” card, i.e. not a teabag in sight! LOL! With just over three weeks before Christmas, I’m going to concentrate on using up my Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP). I only have scraps of Brightly Gleaming left because a demo friend needed quite a lot of it, and put out a shout for anybody who had some that would be willing to sell on to her. Most of my Wrapped in Plaid was used for my swaps, so I only have strips of that one left!
I chose the animal design and the stripe design in Garden Green from Toile Tidings DSP to form the basis of my card, and cut the two pieces of DSP to fit the size of the top layer. After adhering the two pieces on a layer of Garden Green Cardstock (CS). I adhered a layer of retired Very Vanilla Ribbon (use a strip of Very Vanilla CS under the lace as an alternative) around the join of the two pieces of DSP, and then I added a layer of Very Vanilla Lace on the top of it. When the ribbon was secured, I adhered the layers to the Very Vanilla CS card base.
I rejected the first image I stamped and painted because I’d used Whisper White CS, and I decided the contrast against the Very Vanilla in the DSP was too great. The second image was also rejected because I wasn’t happy with the colours I had used. Then I had the idea of stamping the fox on a piece of Crumb Cake CS and fussy cutting him. I liked how it looked sitting on my card, but decided it would look even better if there were two of them!
I chose my favourite Christmas sentiment which is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, and I stamped it on Crumb Cake CS to blend with the foxes. I normally die cut this sentiment with a Stitched Rectangle Die, but yesterday I decided to do something different and used one of the oval dies in the Stitched Shapes dies. I adhered both foxes and the sentiment to the front of my card using Dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of my card I added a layer of Garden Green CS and then a layer of Very Vanilla CS. I stamped and fussy cut two more foxes and adhered them in the bottom right hand corner. I decided to tilt the top fox slightly to make it look a little bit coy. Unfortunately, I tilted him a bit too much and it looks as if I just adhered it on crooked! Hey ho!!
To finish the front of my card, I added three gold stars along the bottom on the left-hand side, and two more on the sentiment. The stars were elements in the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. When I first saw this Medley, I wasn’t overly impressed, but once I started using it, I’ve been very impressed with all the different elements to it!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a super week and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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