Welcome to this two-week challenge for Cardz 4 Galz, #160. This time, Dawn S. has chosen fruits and/or veggies. When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge blog to check out all the design team members’ cards. There’s a great deal of individuality and inspiration to be found there.
Here’s my reconstructed card:
This is not at all the first card that I created. The day after I put the original card together I decided that I wasn’t really happy with it. However, I’d put so much time into heat embossing and fussy cutting that I didn’t want to just start all over.
HINT: I needed to take all the pieces on dimensionals off the original card. I really thought that I’d just have to start all over. I’ve heard that it’s possible to use dental floss and slowly work it underneath the dimensionals. I decided to try the flat end of the Take-Your-Pick tool and gently worked it under each element. It’s important to take your time. I was pretty darn pleased that I got every piece off the original card. Using the tool, I was also able to gently scrape off all the remaining bits of dimensionals off the back of the elements. Doing so allowed me to adhere new dimensionals to the pieces.
- The Mossy Meadow card base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- I used a piece of the Harvest Meadow DSP for the background of the card. It measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. While I had the DSP handy, I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
- I cropped the white circle using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes die set (Am I the only one who kept this fabulous die set after it retired?)
- The Mossy Meadow DSP strip measures 3-7/8 inches by 3/4 of an inch.
- Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins die set in Cinnamon Cider. Then, I used a stitched rectangle dies to crop the sentiment.
- The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-14 inches.
- I used scraps for the Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins, as well as the Mossy Meadows leaves.
What I Did:
- I started this card by stamping pumpkins using Cinnamon Cider ink, but only after I used my embossing buddy to clean off the cardstock pieces.
- After stamping each piece, I immediately covered the stamped image in clear embossing powder. When I had all this pieces covered, I heat set all of them using my heat tool.
- Time to fussy cut. Actually, cutting the pumpkins, leaves and vines was fairly basic since the edges were clean. Then I put dimensionals under the three pumpkins, being careful to place them so the overlapping pumpkins would just need a dot of multipurpose adhesive.
- I used the Sparkle of the Season stamp set to stamp the images on the white circle. First. I stamped the spiral in Cinnamon Cider. Then, I used the little trio of leaves and the Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie markers to color each leave. Thankfully, the trio stamps cleanly. I just had to stamp, color, stamp, repeat.
- After I finished stamping, I outlined the white cardstock circle using the Cajun Craze marker.
- I also put dimensionals under the Mossy Meadow strip of DSP and the sentiment piece. Again, place them carefully so that the multipurpose adhesive adheres the overlapping pieces.
- For the inside, I went back to the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set and used the largest pumpkin in the center of the white cardstock. I did stamp the Cinnamon Cider off twice before stamping the pumpkin. Finally, I stamped “GRATEFUL” in Mossy Meadow over the pumpkin.
- I also stamped part of the pumpkin in full strength off the bottom left-hand corner of the front of the envelope.
- As always, the last thing I did was punch a 1 inch circle out of Mossy Meadow DSP, which I then ran through my XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.
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