Well that’s Christmas over for another year. I hope you had a good day as far as possible in these bizarre times we live in. Ours was very quiet with just the two of us though that didn’t stop us doing the full Christmas dinner. Oh no, we had to do that, and now we have lots of lovely leftovers so I may not have to cook again for a while. Later we were treated to the sight of six deer taking a stroll around our garden. I suppose they were making the most of the lack of snow. It’s funny how they lift the spirits, just going about their everyday lives. So for today’s simple Sunday project wanted to bring you a card to lift the spirits. It’s really quick and easy to make using the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set.
As I sat down to design this card I immediately began looking at the various green ink pads I had in my collection. But then I thought, why green? Why not create a ‘garden’ in shades of blue, just to be different? So that’s what led me to Misty Moonlight.
I began my project with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and a Misty Moonlight ink pad. Then I stamped the four smallest images from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set until I’d created a background.
On another 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card I stamped the smallest image. This time just one, in the centre near the top. I’d use this layer to line my card base.
Finally I stamped the same image in the centre of the flap on a Basic White Medium Envelope.
For my sentient I went back to the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and chose “Sending Hugs”. Then using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/4″ x 4″ strip of Basic White Card.
Sticking with the blue theme I needed two pieces of Misty Moonlight Card. So using my Paper Trimmer I first cut a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of card. Then I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card and, with the long side at the top, scored it at 4-1/4″. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to make a card base.
Finally I put all the pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). First I fixed the stamped background layer directly onto the folded card. Then I mounted the sentiment onto the Misty Moonlight Card strip before adding it onto the background layer. Once I’d glued the second Basic White layer on the inside of the card I was done.
This really is a very simple idea that’s perfect if you need a card in a hurry or have limited supplies. The beauty of this though is that you can easily ‘step it up’ if you want. Consider adding dimension to the sentiment and/or background by attaching them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Or tie a bow and add it beside the sentiment. I wonder how you’d choose to turn this basic design into something more elaborate? Why not leave a comment below and share your ideas.
If you enjoyed yesterday’s Christmas card featuring a cute robin scene, I’ve updated the post to include instructions and a product list.
Starting tomorrow my blog posts will include sneak peeks of new products available from January 4th. I do hope you’ll join me.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and Eden Dies (not used today) using a single “bundle” item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.