Today is a sad day as it sees the funeral of my husband’s elderly aunt who died recently in the UK. Unfortunately with increased COVID restrictions travelling over to pay our respects wasn’t a viable option. So we shall have to watch via a video link while other members of the family represent us in person. We have lots of happy memories that will comfort us, but our thoughts today are with her husband of 47 years who has lost his soulmate. So for today’s project I wanted to bring you this card featuring a sentiment from the Prized Peony Stamp Set.
My project began with a selection of natural details. First I cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ piece of Basic Gray Card. Then I embossed it with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder using the Cut & Emboss Machine.
Next I turned to the Christmas Trimmings Dies and the small multi-leaf die in the set. Using this die I cut out two pieces from a scrap of Vellum Cardstock, followed by two from Smoky Slate Card.
For my coordinating feature on the project I chose the small triple leaf image from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set. Using Basic Gray ink I first stamped the leaves in the centre of the flap on a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped it in the centre near the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Smoky Slate Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. After that I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the Basic White layer on the inside.
With more liquid glue I mounted the Timber embossed layer onto a 3-5/8″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I added the assembled layers to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All I needed now was the “My thoughts are with you” sentiment from the Prized Peony Stamp Set.
After stamping the sentiment onto a scrap of Basic White Card with Basic Gray ink I decided to die-cut it rather than leave it as a simple rectangle. So from the Tasteful Labels Dies I chose a hexagonal die with a stitched detail around the edge.
Once cut, I flipped the sentiment over and added a couple of strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom edges. Then I removed the backing paper from the adhesive so I could use it to pick up the die-cut leaves. I added one card piece and one vellum piece to the top left and bottom right corners. With that done I fixed the sentiment onto the Timber embossed layer and my card was complete.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and Christmas Trimmings Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to compare these.