I hope you were able to make the most of the extended ONE DAY FLASH SALE yesterday.
When I was ready to create today’s card, I decided I wanted to use some of the ‘Tis the Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). There are some gorgeous designs in this pack but I’m finding it difficult to use them! I made up my mind to design a card around using a combination of patterns. This was something I struggled with until I started playing with sketches! I went through all the designs in the pack – it’s still almost a full pack! – and put similar colours and similar designs together!
I had three groups that I liked the look of and chose to go with today’s Shaded Spruce. The more I look at my card the more I’m liking these three designs together and how well they go with my main image and sentiment! I chose the snowman from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set as my main image and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Smokey Slate Ink. Although I liked the softer looking image I decided it was too light to go with the Shaded Spruce DSP strips.
Inside the stamp box behind the box cover, I have a small cello bag with ready stamped, coloured and die-cut images and sentiments. I sorted out a snowman with a red scarf and brown hat which I liked because it introduced a different colour onto the card front. There was also a HAPPY CHRISTMAS sentiment which had been stamped in Basic Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS. It had been die-cut using a stitched die from the All Dressed Up Dies.
I adhered the snowman on the left-hand side using Dimensionals and then added the sentiment also using Dimensionals. As I reached for something on my left-hand side I saw another sentiment exactly the same but had been stamped with Shaded Spruce ink! I decided this looked a lot nicer and adhered it on top of the black sentiment! I’ve just had to stop writing for a few minutes because I was about to say I’d finished the front of my card by painting my snowman using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
When I looked up at the snowman, I realised it was the one I’d stamped in Smokey Slate that I’d painted with Wink of Stella. Anyway, it has been painted now but I haven’t re-photographed it! The other finishing touch I added to the front of my card was putting some Shaded Spruce Rhinestones on the snowman for his buttons……. instead of the black lumps of coal! 😀 The gems are from the Holiday Rhinestones. To decorate the inside of the card I had a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Mint Macaroon CS.
Before I adhered them together I used the two embossing dies in the Snow Time Dies to emboss the bottom right-hand and left-hand corners of the top Mint Macaroon CS layer. It looks really impressive and it’s lovely to see something so different from the usual! What do you think? Although my three strips of DSP hasn’t made any dent in the amount of DSP I have in the pack, I’m very happy with the result!
That’s it from me today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”