Good morning, y’all! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Finny is still recovering from his play date – so’s Scout. She apparently took advantage of the chance to eat…well…”Stuff”. The kind of stuff Finn eats on a too-regular basis. But she’s not used to it – so, she discharged said stuff….on my friend’s Oriental Rug. 🙁 Oops. We may have to do play dates at their house for a while!
Finn’s not sympathetic. He thinks she needs to toughen up.
You can tell just by looking at him what he’s thinking.
My card today is for a friend of my mom’s – who recently had to put her horse down. He wasn’t terribly old and they didn’t expect it. So…quite sad. I had a hard time with this one – I wanted a good quote to put on the card, so I had to read thru a bunch of them. Which made me think of the horses and dogs and cats that have already left me. It’s the plight of every animal owner – we outlive them all.
But – I finally found what I wanted to use and called on my Labeler Alphabet again. I paired it up with some rustic Serene Scenery, and added some vintage feeling touches. The Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Avant Garden played a supporting role, too. Take a look-see:
My layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
I started with a piece of Serene Scenery DSP and stamped the pretty flower image from Avant Garden all around the panel in Crumb Cake ink. Then I matted it on Crumb Cake card stock for the card front.
Next up is a second design from Serene Scenery – the cloud filled sky – also matted on Crumb Cake. I used Liquid Glue to adhere a new Lace Doily (Very Vanilla side up) and a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim to the back of the matted panel.
Then I wound some large loops of Linen Thread around – again using Liquid Glue to secure it. I cut a couple of pieces of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered them directly to the card front with Liquid Glue. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the small panel onto the card front.
Using my Labeler Alphabet, I stamped the individual words in Island Indigo on more of the rustic board design paper from Serene Scenery, and then cut them all out. I adhered them to the card with Liquid Glue. I know I just did a card the other day with this technique to make a custom sentiment – so, I hope you’ll bear with me!!
Finally, I used my Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker to add the source of the quote under my sentiment.
On the inside, I stamped the Avant Garden flower in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel, using stamped-off-once Crumb Cake ink. Over that is a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Island Indigo. I wanted it muted a little, so I stamped it off once, too. Then I flicked the edges of the panel with a Pool Party sponge.
I SNAILd the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Island Indigo card base. Well, actually, I SNAILd it into a Marina Mist card base. And then realized the error of my ways! Fortunately, my friend Beth had told me about using a Heat Tool to loosen up adhesive – so I pried it back off and put it into the Island Indigo card where it belonged! 🙂 Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Crumb Cake Avant Garden flower on the front. I used my Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers to give the flower just a touch of color…
Et Voila! This isn’t the card I started out to make – I had a completely different direction in mind when I started. But, I think it turned out well – I like the sort of shabby-westerny-chic vibe. Hope you like!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for center DSP panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Serene Scenery DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (center DSP strip); Labeler Alphabet words; envelope flap
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