Today’s project uses two more retiring products, plus one that is being reconfigured. My regular followers will know that I like to use up every scrap of paper. This is especially true when it’s being retired like the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP). When it’s a really small piece, I often like to add extra detail to the background. That’s how I ended up with this striking card design using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
This project began with the 2″ x 2″ piece of Peony Garden DSP I found among some scraps. It started out as a Basic Gray pattern on a white background and I decided to add a pop of colour using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
Although Stampin’ Blends are designed to blend beautifully I wanted to keep the colouring really simple. So I coloured all the leaves with just light Mossy Meadow and used just the light Cherry Cobbler on the flower buds.
To add to the dramatic colour scheme I cut a 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the Peony Garden DSP on top and set it aside.
Next, for the sentiment I wanted something small and reached for the Many Messages Stamp Set.
Inside the stamp case I found an envelope full of pre-prepared sentiments. A couple of weeks ago I stamped the Many Messages Stamp onto Thick Whisper White Card using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing some stray specks I melted the remaining embossing powder with my heat tool set on 2 (high). Once the embossing had cooled I cut out all 19 sentiment and 4 small shapes in one go using the coordinating Messages Die. Then I simply stored all the sentiments ready for future projects like this.
Today from the envelope I chose “sending happy thoughts”, and fixed it onto the layered DSP with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
SCRIPTY EMBOSSED BACKGROUND
My original plan was to use more of the same paper to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope. However when I looked through the rest of the pack I realised I had no more of this design. So instead I decided to create an embossed background using the retiring Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
First I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Gray Granite Card and placed it inside the embossing folder. Then I ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to emboss it.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Gray Granite Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base. Then on the front of the card I used liquid glue to attach a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card. After that I glued the Scripty embossed layer on to the Cherry Cobbler layer, then added the assembled DSP and sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
That just left the inside of the card and the envelope to do and for that I went back to the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
First I placed the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope inside the folder and embossed it. Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card and placed just the top 1″ inside the embossing folder and embossed that too.
Finally, using liquid glue I fixed the embossed Whisper White layer inside the card base and my project was complete.
Even though there was a lot less DSP used on this project than I’d originally planned I’m really happy with how it turned out. It just goes to show that sometimes less really is more.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Die using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to compare these.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – Both the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and Peony Garden DSP are retiring and now only available while stocks last. What’s more they’re also reduced in price so could sell out any time. The Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder is being retired as a single pot, however it will be available in the new catalogue as part of a 3-pack including copper and silver (1/2oz per pot).