Happy weekend, y’all! Hope that the clean up is making a dent – the power (and air conditioning!!) are back – and that life is beginning the slow slog back towards normal for everyone! I know you’ve got a long row to hoe ahead.
Wayne has started the fence repairing and tree removing. Not a lot of damage – but enough that there’s going to be work.
Finn is trying to help. More on that below!
So – if y’all know me at all, you know that Clean-and-Simple isn’t really my first choice in card design. It’s hard for me, so…I don’t do a lot of CAS cards. But for today, I wanted to play with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, so I gave it a whirl. I made my CAS-try with the new Cheers to the Year stamp set and some mixed metal embellishments (but not a lot of them, cuz…CAS!!). Take a look-see:
And the aforementioned FMS challenge is what lead me to the layout.
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock for the card front. I took the two snowflake images from the Cheers to the Year stamp set and placed both of them on an acrylic block, then inked them in Versamark. I stamped the snowflake duo all over the card front, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up. Then I matted the panel on a piece of Champagne Foil.
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered a Gold Foil Snowflake to the card front. Then I cut a strip of paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and one from Champagne Foil and adhered them with Liquid Glue. The middle – and longest – strip, is a piece of Whisper White card stock that I wrapped with one of the Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape designs. Then I popped that over the other two strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I first stamped the circle shape from Cheers to the Year in Versamark on Whisper White and heat embossed it in Copper. I added the sentiment – using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – to the middle of the circle in Versamark and then heat embossed it with my DIY “champagne” embossing powder (one part silver to one part gold, mixed). Then I cut it out with a Circles Layering Framelits die and popped it on with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue.
The finishing touch is a silver Year of Cheer Embellishment, tucked under the sentiment with a Glue Dot!
On the inside, I used my DIY “champagne” embossing powder to heat emboss the second sentiment from Cheers to the Year on a Whisper White panel. Then I added another couple of snowflakes, heat embossed in White (in the bottom right corner – incredibly hard to see. Sorry! 🙁 ).
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of Cheers to the Year embossed snowflakes on the front…
…and some Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Although CAS isn’t usually my cup of tea – I really like how this turned out! Cheers to the Year gives you Christmas sentiments as well as more year-round sentiments useful for weddings or anniversaries. And there’s even a New Year’s greeting! So…very versatile! And we have such beautiful metals to work with! Hope you like!
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PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Champagne Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (strip under sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (strip under sentiment); 1 7/8″ circle (sentiment)
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (strip under sentiment); envelope flap
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You know, CAS, is my least fave too…BUT, I will be CASEing this one! Love it!! Joy is what we felt this morning not waking up to soaked sheets, not having to drive to another house to make our coffee, and not having to sit outside in 200% humidity/78 degrees at 7:30 a.m. Added bonus…not seeing your card and Finn on a tiny little phone 🙂 Not only joyful that we don’t have to do all those things, but thankful we were able to do them. Keep on bringing joy to my life, Miss Mary 🙂