A Three-fer card for TSOT 559, Double Trouble, and ctd696

It took me a couple of days, and a couple of trials and errors, but I figured out how to combine Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #559, Double Trouble #113, and Color Throwdown #696.

Without further ado, here’s my card:

 

Here are the three challenge banners:

Measurements:

  • The Mossy Meadow base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • AFTER I embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Fern 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/4 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The Very Vanilla for the inside of the card measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The In Good Taste wood striped DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/4 by 2 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Finally, the Mossy Meadow DSP strip measures 5-3/8 by 1/2 inches. I used this DSP to punch a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal. Then I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • That’s it for the measurements, and all of these pieces were adhered with multipurpose liquid glue..

Leftovers:

  • One of the great things about saving leftover cardstock is that I have plenty of pieces to use on other projects. In this case, I used leftovers for all the stamped and cropped elements on the front of the card. I took me a while to find a system that works for me, and one day I should share how I store my papers.

Stamping and Such:

  • All the stamped elements come from the Nature’s Prints bundle. If you haven’t gotten it yet, I highly recommend adding it to your wish list.
  • I stamped the two different sprays in Mossy Meadow on either Crumb Cake or Very Vanilla.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla using Soft Suede ink.
  • After cropping all four pieces, I used markers to outline the Very Vanilla pieces so they would stand out from the Very Vanilla embossed background. I used my Mossy Meadow marker for the sentiment banner, and Crumb Cake for the spray of leaves.
  • The Crumb Cake/Mossy Meadow sprays are adhered using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • I added dimensionals under the Very Vanilla/Mossy Meadow leave spray. Once I had that adhered where I wanted it, I carefully placed dimensionals on the back of the sentiment. Basically, those dimensionals adhere the left side and the top right corner. I added multipurpose liquid adhesive for the middle of the sentiment banner where it lays on the Very Vanilla spray.
  • Finally, in keeping with the sketch, I added two matte dots on the top left next to the Mossy Meadow DSP. Since odd numbers of elements please the eye, I added a tiny one to the bottom right of the sentiment banner.
  • I didn’t do anything yet to the inside because of the versatility of the outside sentiment. When I’m ready to use this card, I’ll add a sentiment.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Something with a P for Cardz 4 Guyz # 288 and Try Stamping on Tuesday #539 with Double Trouble Challenge

Welcome to the current Cardz 4 Guyz biweekly challenge. Caz picked the theme of “something with a P” for C4G #288. When you are finished here, I hope you hope over to the challenge site to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Here’s my partridge card:

Here’s the Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge banner:

TSOT has partnered with the Double Trouble Challenge as an option. The Double Trouble challenge is to use three different patterns of paper. Here’s that challenge banner:

Measurements:

  • My goal for the card was to have a monochromatic card with three pops of one color added. Red, grey, and white really fit the goal.
  • I used a Real Red base for the card. It measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The three DSP (designer series paper patterns come from the Peaceful Place DSP pack from the previous mini catalog. However, any three patterns would work. .
  • The background DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The smaller panels each measure 4 inches by 2 inches.
  • While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I cropped both the sentiment circle and the scalloped circle border using the layering circle dies.
  • I stamped the pair of partridges on a piece of scrap white cardstock. Next, I colored them with the Smokey Slate blends combo, which kept the partridges in the shades of grey like the rest of the card.
  • The white inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with the shape in the middle of the card, so I went on Pinterest for inspiration. I found a partridge card by Tina Wardell at Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot and CASE’d her center circle and placement of the partridges. Her coloring of the partridges is stunning, mine is plain to keep with the color scheme.
  • Both the inside and outside sentiments come from the Catch You Later stamp set found in the current mini-catalog.
  • I didn’t want to add another DSP pattern for the horizontal line on the challenge banner. Therefore, I attached a 4-1/4 inch piece of Read Red sheer ribbon to the card using some tear-and-tape. Then, I used glue dots to attach the black and white gingham ribbon.
  • I only popped the sentiment circle and partridges up on dimensionals. . Everything else was adhered using multipurpose glue.
  • Finally, I added 5 red dots to the border of the circle.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Using Snowflakes for the Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge # 126

Welcome to my second post for the Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge! This month’s challenge, #126, chosen by Debs, is all about using snowflakes, and more than one snowflake. In the past few weeks, I’ve realized that I don’t have any stars and am limited on snowflake products as well. Therefore, I used retired snowflake DSP with a current stamp set, Snowmen Season. I just love this stamp set! I miss snow ~ I grew up out on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Now, I live in Central Florida and our winters last about 3-4 weeks. Anyway, I digress.

Here’s my card:

The inspiration for the layout of this card comes from the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #512. Here’s the challenge banner:

Try Stamping on Tuesday is teaming up for this challenge with the Double Trouble Challenge! With this challenge, you have options from which you can choose to play along. I hit the options for Thing 1 (squares), Thing 2 (post to TSOT 512), and Thing 3 (I used both dry and heat embossing). SCORE!

Here’s their banner from the first part of the challenge:

Measurements:

  • I started with a Night of Navy base measuring 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Balmy Blue middle layer measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The black and white top layer of DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I used a scrap piece of Balmy Blue on which I stamped the snowman. It’s cropped to 1-7/8 inches square using the layering square dies. Next, I used the next size up die for the Night of Navy mat.
  • The layering dies also made it relatively easy to crop the square in the black DSP. The outside measurements 2-5/8 inches square. The inside measures 2-3/8 inches square. Here’s a picture of how I cropped this frame:
  • The washi tape will hold the dies in place while I run it through the Big Shot.
  • I really needed something under the square frame to block off the design of the DSP. I used a scrap piece of white cardstock and embossed it with a bark 3D embossing folder. The square measures 2-5/8 inches square.
  • I also cut a piece of the black DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. For the envelope seal, I punched out one of the snowflakes using my 1 inch circle punch.
  • I stamped the sentiment on scrap white cardstock and cropped it with a stitched rectangle die. Then, I used the Balmy Blue marker to outline the sentiment panel.
  • Finally, the white cardstock panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • For starters, I adhered the DSP, and Balmy Blue cardstock to the Night of Navy cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Next, I adhered the white cardstock to the front of the card where I wanted the frame to be placed.
  • Using my stamparatus, my embossing buddy and the black Stamping Write Marker, I stamped the snowman. The stamparatus allowed me to color just the snowman without coloring the snow and snowflakes.
  • About this time I realized that a VersaMark marker would be a very good thing to have. Since finishing this card, I found that there actually is a Versa Mark pen. It has a bullet end and a brush end. I ordered two from Amazon and they arrive on Friday. YEAH!
  • I put dimesnionals between the Balmy Blue and Night of Navy mat for the snowman.
  • After adhering the snowman block to the embossed white cardstock, I used dimensionals just in the corners of the black square frame.
  • The sentiment is also popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I decided to add some bling to the snowflakes. I used some jewel rhinestones. I didn’t want to put a jewel on each snowflake, so I put them on the snowflakes with round centers.
  • Lastly, I stamped “Merry Christmas” and some snowflakes in the bottom corners of the inside panel.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

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