It’s exactly one week since I had my surgery and thankfully my recovery is going well with no complications. That said, the doctors were right that I would tire easily, and I’ve noticed my concentration is not 100% either. So I’ll continue to take things slowly as instructed. It’s been many weeks since I’ve done any crafting. However yesterday I did manage to make this card to send to my surgical team at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, NS, using the So Sincere Stamp Set and Winter Meadow paper.
I began with two different patterns from the Winter Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. But first I needed to create an A2 card base. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. Finally I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Turning to the DSP I started by cutting a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the grey wash pattern. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the DSP over the front of the card base, covering it completely.
Next I found a pretty pattern with a large foliage arrangement in two diagonally opposite corners. In fact the piece I found was a 6″ x 6″ scrap left over from an earlier Christmas card project. This one piece would be all I needed to complete the rest of today’s card. So first I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece that was completely covered with the foliage. Using liquid glue I attached it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Thinking about the inside of the card I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip of the dense foliage pattern before trimming it down to 5-1/4″ long. Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card and glued the DSP strip down the right-hand edge. For a little extra detail I cut a 1/16″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Moody Mauve Card and glued that up against the inside edge of the DSP. Finally I glued the completed layer inside the card base.
Now that the preparation work was done I only needed to complete the focal point for the front of my card. For that I went back to what was left of the Winter Meadow DSP. This time I cut the paper at 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ making sure I kept a good part of the white background.
Next, I chose the “so thankful for you” sentiment from the So Sincere Stamp Set. Using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped the sentiment directly onto the white area of the DSP. Then I used liquid glue to mount the stamped DSP onto 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Moody Mauve Card.
Before continuing I added three Moody Mauve embellishments from the 2023-2025 In Color® Dots pack around the sentiment. Then I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the assembled layers and mounted it in the centre of my card front. And just like that my project was complete.
Now to add my thank you message to the inside and get it in the mail.
For more projects created using the Winter Meadow DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Winter meadow
- Winter meadow warning
- Winter meadow news
- Joy and frustration
- A bit more winter meadow
- By my side revisited
CARRIED OVER – Although most products in the September to December 2023 Mini Catalogue are on the Last Chance List there are some items being carried over to the next sales period. I’m delighted to say that the So Sincere Stamp Set and, very unusually, the Winter Meadow DSP will continue to be available at least until the end of April 2024.