Happy one-day-left-to-order-Thoughtful-Branches and one-day-more-to-wait-till-the-Holiday-Catalog-goes-live Day! Ha – you thought I was gonna say Happy Hawmp day, didn’t ya? Well – happy that, too! 🙂
Before we get to the card, I have a teeny little deer story for you. This evening when I stepped out the back door to go feed, as soon as I walked past the end of the house, I heard this great galumphing and pounding of feet at the other end of the house! It scared the you-know-what out of me! Once I returned to solid ground, looking around quickly to be sure no one saw me be such a ninny-wussy-sissy-la-la….I saw the cause of the commotion. The two tiny, baby deer twins – who are no longer so tiny or baby (they’re pretty much still twins. And….deer) – had been browsing the shrubs right against the house (no – it matters not to me, they’re ugly things that will one day find themselves on the burn pile!) – and I scared the you-know-what out of them when I came around the corner. 🙂
They boinged off a little ways – showing me how big their white tails are – and then turned to look at me. One just stood there – I choose to think she’s a she – and therefore smart enough to have assessed the situation and immediately determined I was no threat. The other, in a show of mighty manliness, stomped his little teenage deer foot a few times. When I didn’t immediately bow to his ferocity, he stomped it a few more times!
Well, that did it. I quickly jumped in the golf cart and backed cautiously away. I know when I’m licked! He definitely showed me what for!! 😉
In truth, it was pretty danged cool to be that close to them – once I could breathe again, that is!
Anywho – on to the card. Today I used a new stamp set – Totally Trees (get it tomorrow!!) and an oldie-but-a-goodie, Papillon Potpourri. I added a little Warmth & Cheer DSP, and a few other little goodies to come up with a thank you card. Take a look-see:
This one worked along with two challenges – the first was a sketch challenge from Mojo Monday – #463:
The second gave me my butterfly motif – Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #63:
You can tell that I did a long-and-skinny card instead of a tall-and-skinny card, flipping the sketch on its side. So – I started with a piece of the pretty new Warmth & Cheer DSP (yup – tomorrow!), and matted it on a piece of Basic Black card stock for the card front.
The next layer is a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock, run thru the new Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, cut down to size and matted on Basic Black. I SNAILd that to the card front. Over top of that is a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, secured in the back with scotch tape.
Then I made the center panel, stamping the tree image from Totally Trees several times across a Very Vanilla panel in Crumb Cake. Using my Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers, I filled in the little berries on the trees. I also stamped the ground image – also from Totally Trees – in Delightful Dijon, that I’d stamped off once on scrap paper. Then I matted that onto a Basic Black panel and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment, from One Big Meaning, is stamped in Garden Green ink on a piece of Very Vanilla and matted on Basic Black. Then I used a little Stampin’ Dimensional and some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stick it on the card.
That made my “cake” and so it was time to frost it! I pulled out the good ole Papillon Potpourri stamp set and selected the two monarch-looking images. Using the smaller of the two, I stamped 11 of them in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla (it has to be an odd number – it’s a decorating rule!). Then I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and colored in the center of all their wings. With my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I picked up ink from the lid of my Crushed Curry ink pad and colored them in the rest of the way, blending as I did so. That’s how I got the shading of their wings!
Then I punched them all out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and curled their wings. Some I curled up and some I curled down. I adhered them to the card front – some with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some with Liquid Glue, being sure to cluster them all together and have them going kind of willy and nilly across the panel.
The large butterfly, I stamped three times in Night of Navy and colored them all in with the Clear Wink and my Garden Green ink pad. Then I used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to add some more color to the edges of the wings and pull the veining back out. Once I’d punched them all out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch, I adhered them with Liquid Glue and gave each of their little butterfly bodies a few Pearl Basic Jewels. Four pearls. A few + 1.
And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I added another couple of tree images from Totally Trees in Crumb Cake, coloring them with the markers like I did on the front of the card. I also added a little of the stamped-off-once Delightful Dijon ground image.
The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Totally Trees trees and ground on the front…
Et Voila! Christmas-y paper combined with autumn-y trees and butterflies (yes, there could be Cajun Craze and Night of Navy butterflies, I’m pretty sure!) to make a sweet little thank you card! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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Thoughtful Branches Bundle
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It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July! The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August. Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
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If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free! Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.
- Redeem your Bonus Days coupons…
- Be sure you have the Thoughtful Branches Bundle…
- Check out the first week’s Special Offers – which you’ll be able to get starting tomorrow and running thru 7 Sept.
- Get your wish lists at the ready – the online store will be open and ready to rock starting at 2:00 AM (MT) on September 1. The Stampin’ Up! Online Store will be down from midnight until 2:00 AM MT on September 1 while they transition the system to the holiday catalog. During this time, no orders can be placed, so no need to set your alarms for the hiney-crack-of-dawn!
Oh – and tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop day, too. Wow – could we cram any more into one Thursday!?! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Warmth & Cheer DSP, Totally Trees stamp set and the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF will be available TOMORROW!
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 7″ (card base, scored and folded at 3 1/2″); 2 1/8″ x 3 1/4″ (Cable Knit embossed center panel)
Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for Cable Knit panel); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for Totally Trees art); 5/8″ x 2″ (mat for sentiment)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (Totally Trees art panel); 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ (sentiment); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap
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