Just recently I needed a new home card but couldn’t find a stamp set with that theme. Instead I grabbed a couple of sets my daughter bought me for Mother’s Day. Then with the addition of a bronze key embellishment and coordinating Designer Series Paper I got to work.
I began with a piece of Very Vanilla Card and a Smoky Slate ink pad. First I stamped the house and trees image from the Grandma’s House Stamp Set. Then above it I stamped “Congratulations on your next adventure” from the On To Adventure Stamp Set. With that done, I cut off the sentiment and set it aside while I coloured the image.
I wanted to keep things really simple so decided to use Stampin’ Blends as a basic colouring tool instead of blending them. The colors I chose were Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green light and dark combos. Then light Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate. Finally I added Ivory and dark Pool Party.
Once everything was coloured I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount the panel onto Poppy Parade Card. Then I mounted the sentiment onto a separate piece of Poppy Parade Card with more liquid glue.
As I was looking through my stash of Designer Series Paper (DSP) I found one with a key design in the Bird Ballad pack. That would be perfect for a new home card.
First I cut a wide strip and mounted it onto some Smoky Slate Card using liquid glue. Then I added the layered piece to the front of my Thick Very Vanilla Card base.
The DSP reminded me about the Bird Ballad Trinkets which includes a small bronze-coloured key. The key would make a great addition to the new home card, I just needed to attach it somehow. Baker’s twine would be perfect, but I didn’t want white.
So instead I coloured the Whisper White twine using the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends marker. Once the twine was dry I tied it onto the key then secured the loose end of the twine to the back of the house panel with sellotape. I then added a Mini Glue Dot under the key to keep it in place on the front.
Now I could finish off the front of the card by adding the house and sentiment panels with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Going back to that key design DSP I used liquid glue to fix a narrow strip down the right-hand edge of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I added that to the inside of the card base.
Finally I attached another piece of the DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope with liquid glue. Then after using my Paper Snips to trim the DSP following the shape of the flap I was done.
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