Yay it’s Friday! The end of a long week. The new Mini Catalogue has been a huge hit and I’ve been watching stock levels at Stampin’ Up! A few items are currently ‘not orderable’, as customers’demand far exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s initial expectations. But don’t worry, more deliveries are on the way with some things expected to be restocked as early as next week. The Winter Meadow 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) used on today’s card is running low, but hopefully more is included in the upcoming shipment.
One of the things I love about the Winter Meadow paper is the beautiful watercolour images. One sheet has two large sprays of foliage mostly across diagonally opposite corners and that’s what I chose for today’s card. All I needed was a 6″ x 6″ piece and cut the sections for my project from that.
First I decided which half of the 6″ x 6″ piece I wanted for my card front. Having made that decision I cut the 3″ x 6″ section off and then trimmed it down to 5-1/2″ long. Then I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card for the mat layer. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP on top, level with one long edge and set it aside.
Going back to the remaining 3″ x 6″ piece of DSP I decided which part I wanted to decorate my envelope. Then I cut the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Using Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
That just left me a 3/4″ x 6″ strip of the Winter Meadow DSP and that I trimmed down to 5-1/4″. Using liquid glue I attached it along one long edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
Now I needed a card base and for that I chose Misty Meadow Card. After cutting and scoring the card I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I glued the assembled white layer on the inside so I’d have somewhere to write my message.
Next using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the main layered DSP piece to the card front up against the crease.
All I needed now was a sentiment and for that I reached for the new Joy To You Stamp Set. This set has just four sentiments, but they’re big and bold, not my usual style at all. I chose “peace and joy to you and yours” and cut a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White Card to fit. Then I stamped the sentiment in the centre with Misty Moonlight ink. For the mat layer I cut a 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card and glued the sentiment on top.
To attach the sentiment to my card I once again used Stampin’ Dimensionals. However I remembered to stack them two high where it extended past the edge of the DSP layer. That way it would stay level.
Finally I added three Moody Mauve 2023-2025 In Color Dots to the DSP around the sentiment, and just like that I was done.
This really is a simple card design but I love how it turned out. The shiny dots pick out the colour of the branches and almost look like berries don’t you think?