When you’re creating are you ever influenced by people you know? I definitely am. In fact yesterday’s beetle convertible birthday card attracted the attention of the person who inspired it. She loved it too, which was a relief! Today’s sneak peek project was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! artist who painted the designs for the Christmas Meadow 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP). One sheet in particular called to me, and I intend to make the most of every scrap of the gorgeous ethereal deer scene, starting right here.
I love the misty look of this deer pattern which is very like a scene from my own garden. The sheet is designed to be divided in half across the centre so that’s what I did first. Next I trimmed a 2-1/2″ strip off the right-hand end of one of the halves. Finally, to get my deer centred I trimmed a 1/2″ strip off the right side. I’ll use that scrap another time.
Normally I cut my bookmark strips to 5-1/2″ high but I really didn’t want to waste anything. Instead I simply cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of Pebbled Path Card. Then I mounted the DSP on top using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I turned to the Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set and chose “you can do amazing things”. Using Pebbled Path ink I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper, above the trees.
To finish, I used the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch to add a hole at the top of the layered strip. Then I cut two 6″ pieces of Pebbled Path twine from the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim. After folding the trim in half I poked the loops through the slot. Then I threaded the cut ends through the loops and pulled gently to secure the twine in place. With that my first Winter Meadow project was complete.
Here’s a look at all the patterns in this gorgeous paper which is part of the Winter Meadow Suite.
Oh my goodness, my week of sneak peeks has simply flown by. I wonder which of the products I’ve shown is your favourite? Please leave a comment below, I’d love to know your thoughts.
BUNDLE BONUS: The Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set is available by itself, or with coordinating dies (not used today). These dies are designed to cut neatly around the 14 sentiments in the stamp set, plus there’s five other decorative dies. However if you want to order both the stamp set and coordinating dies you’ll save 10% if you use the ‘bundle’ item number. I’ve included a link to the bundle below so you can explore this option if you wish.