Oh my goodness it’s feeling cold enough for snow! There doesn’t seem to be any in the forecast but it’s definitely time to start planning warm winter meals! Yesterday was a big day for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators as we got our first proper look at the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. However what’s more important is that the Retiring and Carry-Over lists that were also revealed! Today I’ll be marking up my July to December Mini Catalogue, and if I have queries I’ll discuss them with Stampin’ Up! Then tomorrow I’ll make the list available to you. In the meantime here’s a thank you card created during my 24 cards in 24 hours World Card Making Day marathon last month. It features the gorgeous Peaceful Place Specialty Designed Series Paper and Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set.
PEACEFUL WINTER SCENE
When I’m making cards in a hurry I often fall back on Designer Series Paper (DSP) to speed things along. This was pretty much where I started with this winter scene. The trees are from the Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack and cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″. In fact although the sheet was 12″ x 12″ it’s actually designed to be cut into four identical 6″ x 6″ pieces. Then I trimmed it to size from there.
With the paper done I then cut a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Basic Gray Card. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto the card. To complete the background I wrapped some Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Now I needed a card base and for this I chose Thick Basic White Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I added the background layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At last I was ready to start stamping.
To complete the card I needed a couple of stamps from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set.
First there was the image of multiple small snowflakes and dots. Using Smoky Slate ink I stamped a narrow line along the top and bottom edges on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Then to coordinate with the envelope I stamped along the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Once that was done I fixed this layer inside my card base using liquid glue.
Finally it was time for my sentiment and I chose “Thank you snow much”.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing some stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To cut out the sentiment I chose a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. This has a simple shape but like many in the set also adds a subtle embossed line inside the cut edge. Then with the sentiment attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals my winter thank you card was complete.
I love the simplicity of this card layout, and the Peaceful Place background really brings the design to life. What do you think?
If you want to see what I did with the leftover part of the original quarter sheet of DSP, check out my blog post Peaceful Cabin is retiring soon.
RETIRING PRODUCT – I can confirm that the Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper is retiring. So, if you want this paper I would strongly suggest you order it as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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