Happy happy HAAWWWWMMMP Day!! The week is peaking and on the downhill slide!
And – this weekend looks to be fun – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person’ meeting – I love these and look forward to it each quarter! And – this time…Finn has shown some interest in accompanying me! So – he’ll get to meet part of the Inkin’ Krew and they’ll get to meet him!
He’s not going to be making any cards, though. No thumbs – hello?!!
So – a few days ago I saw a really cool card on Pinterest that used the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF – which I love. It was from Monica Gale – and you can see her beautiful original right here!
I decided to CASE it for a little friendship card – and I added a nice sentiment from the Here For You stamp set. Take a look-see:
The colors for this card come from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.
I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF. I colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. Hint – when you do this, go easy with the Blends – and use the fine point end (not the brush end). And, stay towards the middle of the embossed portions – trust me. 🙂
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat.
I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the simple little sentiment from the Here For You stamp set in Pacific Point near the bottom of the front of my Whisper White card base. Yes – it was right smack on the card base – I held my breath the whole time!
Then I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front (under where I’d planned to place my bow).
I popped the embossed and colored Layered Leaves panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots.
With a short length of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, I tied a faux bow near the Glue Dot I’d used to secure the ribbon wrapped around the panel. Then I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with another Glue Dot.
On the inside, I called on my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp the second sentiment from Here For You in Pacific Point ink on a Shimmery White panel. Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Pool Party leaf cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat and then into the card base and the card was done.
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Pool Party Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf.
…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.
Et Voila! I think I did justice to the original card – and I hope the recipient of this one will get a smile from it. I love how the beautiful embossing looks colored with the new Stampin’ Blends, don’t you? Hope you like!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Pool Party Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves
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Finn Fan Fix
Finn spent the day outside.
He coulda come in.
Didn’t want to.
Chipmunks to stare down.
Birds to watch.
Dad to “help”.
Didn’t even eat his breakfast until dinner time!
Bowl empty. Still hungry, mom!
Once he was finished, he strolled into the living room to see if he could mooch anything from me or his Dad.
And he made his way up onto the sofa. Real casual, like.
So we took a selfie.
“We” is used loosely here. 😉