Great excitement for me yesterday! I hit 40,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel! Huge thank you to each and every one of you! I’m one very happy YouTuber! Yesterday, hubby and I decided that I should cash out on the 2021 Incentive Trip to Maui! We would love to go to Maui but the trip is just six months away and Covid will not have disappeared by then. Hubby and I both have underlying health issues which put us at greater risk of succumbing to Covid and aren’t prepared to take a chance on our well-being! There has been a very large number of demonstrators around the world who have also decided to cash out. I’m confident SU will put Maui back on the list of future destinations.
Today’s card was based on OWH (Operation Write Home) Sketch 161. I enjoyed putting this card together with these two designs from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP). Although I like the poinsettia design in mainly green, I hadn’t been able to come up with any ideas on how to use it. Fortunately, there’s also a generic design in the yellowy green colour so it was easy to put the two designs together.
The top DSP layer is one-eighth of an inch shorter on two adjacent sides to the top layer of my regular A4 and US sized cards. Under the DSP, the Garden Green Cardstock (CS) layer is my top layer and the Whisper White CS layer is my middle layer. The Garden Green CS strip across the front of the card is the same width as the top layer and is 1 5/8″ tall. The patterned DSP is the same width and 1½” tall. To die-cut the ovals I used the Layering Ovals Dies; the straight cut no. 6 die for the Whisper White CS and the straight cut no. 7 die for the Garden Green CS layer.
The sketch showed two circles in the top right-hand corner so I added two large retired Glitter Enamel Dots in Granny Apple Green! The sentiments I used are PEACE ON EARTH and AND HOPE IN YOUR HEART which are both in the Dove of Hope Stamp Set. I needed to fill quite a large of expanse around the sentiments and decided to use the small pine cone that’s in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set. After adding three of them I added three smaller Granny Apple Green retired Glitter Enamel Dots.
To decorate the inside of my card I added a Whisper White CS middle layer and also a top layer of Old Olive CS. I decided to stamp some random pine cones on the top layer – using Soft Suede Ink – and spread them out along the bottom. If you want to have a go at sketches, let me know and I’ll get the link for OWH because it’s easy to print them off.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”