This style of card is perfect for mailing, no bumps, no lumps and it’s not too heavy!
The verse, A happy hello is by Stampin Up. However; I do not know what set it is from as I purchased it at a rummage sale. If anyone knows, please advise me so I can mark the stamp (Thanks in advance for your help!)
The rose leaf is from a set of 4 I believe called Nature Prints by Hero Arts. It was inked with distress inks and stamped as usual.
The sewing holes were made using a Stampin Up template. I think it adds a little something to the over-all design. The border stamp is by Cloud 9 Design.
A few weeks ago I joined in on a ATC swap. (Atrist Trading Cards). My partner was so pleased with what I sent to her that she sent me another ATC and and thank-you card to boot! She had told me in a short note about her circumstances and I decided to start a 1-4-1 swap with her if she is interested. And to lift her spirits I decided to send a humorous ATC. The stamps used are from the retired Stampin Up set, Wisecracks.
No matter how I tried I couldn’t get a good focus on the central image due to the thickness of the crystal effects. I colored the image using chalks. I also wanted to frame the picture using a double mat but just plain ran out of room. This was framed using Spellbinders classic oval dies.
One last look…
To decorate the ATC just a bit more I added foil stickers. The homemade background was made using distress stains on water color paper. While it dried it was sprinkled with chunky salt which gave it a mottled look.
I hope my partner decides to take up the ATC challenge with me. I’ve had fun making them!
I found a sample of this style of card on Pinterest. I changed the size of the card, embellishments, added additional texture and omitted the sentiment. So the same, but different.
I used a Memory Box die called Chloe Stem, Stampin’ Up’s square lattice embossing folder, pre-embossed mini note cards from my friend Chrissy, Bakers Twine and glitter glue.
And one last look before you go on about your day…
Today’s sample was made using a new die that I’ve had for a while and not used. I’m sorry to say, this particular set confuses me a bit. I’m sure I will get more used to it as I try to use it.
The tiny acorn by Cottage Cutz from the Build-A-Grapevine wreath set was left over from a previous card so I added it as it was on my desk. The leaves & leaf punch are by Martha Stewart.
The sentiment is by TPC Studios from the Autumn Harvest set. I made the rings in the background by die cutting Small & large standard circles by Spellbinders.
The Die cut background was made using Majestic Labels 25.
Do you have a die set that befuddles you?
Today’s sample shows a fold something similar to the Tri-Shutter card. I used 2-sided DSP, die cuts and some stamping to decorate.
This can be folded in two different ways. I chose to have the sentiment covered and opened as a surprise. For the interior sentiment, I stamped on white vellum; Thinking of you – Close to My Heart.
For the medallion I used Spellbinder ovals. My Friend by Endless Creations.
One last look before you go on your way…
Orange Flower Petite Petals & matching punch by SU
If you are interested in the folding/scoring instructions you can let me know.
For today’s sample I pulled out supplies I bought last year (at the end of the fall season) which were put away and never used. I’m talking about the Cottage Cutz die called the Build-A-Grapevine Wreath. It’s a different kind of die from what I’ve used in the past…as it is a small metal plate (maybe 4″ x 5″?) that has all of the dies on it. They do not come apart which has it’s pluses and minuses as to use.
I used some additional supplies that haven’t seen much action as well. Embossed Zig-zag embossing border by Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations
Scallop border by Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two
Rather than use the Cottage Cutz plate to individually cut out the various leaves I went with a quicker method of stamping then using a hand held punch by Martha Stewart.
I originally wanted to use raffia for my accent however with having moved, I can’t find where I put it. So I opted for something already on my desk instead of making myself crazy trying to find supplies. Gold metallic sewing thread.
Thanks for stopping by. Maybe I’ve inspired you to get out a supply that hasn’t seen any use? Let me know.
One of my stamping friends send me a sample of an embossed, distress ink resist. I liked it so well that I made the same type of background, even using the same colors.
This was clear embossed onto white card stock then wrinkle free distress technique used in orange marmalade; mustard seed and peeled paint.
A short list of some of the supplies: die cuts: Spellbinder sets Fancy Tags Two ; Majestic Labels 25; words by SU Teeny Tiny Words set.