Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
When I saw our sketch, I saw “background stamp”. And the one I decided to pull out for you was the Knit Together stamp set – with the bundled Knit Sweater dies. And – for the sentiment – and a few other elements (like LEAVES!) – out came the Time of Giving stamp set and bundled Giving Gifts Dies. Take a look-see:
I think this could easily work as a card for a guy, don’t you?
Here’s our hop sketch challenge.
And I pulled the colors from The Paper Players. Crumb Cake is my 4th color!
And – for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge – where…anything goes!
I started by using Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of Early Espresso paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP to the front of an Early Espresso card base.
Next, I placed a Crumb Cake panel into my Stamparatus and stamped it with the Knit Together background stamp in Crumb Cake.
Using the reindeer (or white-tail buck, if you will! 😉 ) die in the Knit Sweater die set – I cut two rows of them from the stamped panel.
I wrapped some Linen Thread a few times around the bottom of the panel, securing it in back with Glue Dots. Then I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used the leaves die in the Giving Gifts die set (part of the Time of Giving bundle) to cut some leaves. I cut Pumpkin Pie and Pale Papaya from the Regals and 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP packs. I cut two sets of each color. Had some leaves leftover, but… I needed more large leaves than I could get with just one pass! 🤷♀️
I laid out all the leaves and then adhered them. I did every other leaf with a Stampin’ Dimensional – and the alternate leaves with Liquid Glue. That ended up making all my Pumpkin Pie leaves popped up – and all the Pale Papaya leaves adhered flat!
I stamped the Time of Giving sentiment in Early Espresso on the plaid Pale Papaya DSP and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.
I adhered the sentiment over the Linen Thread with Stampin Dimensionals.
Then I used Liquid Glue to tuck a few leftover Giving Gifts die cut leaves under the left end.
I tied a little Linen Thread bow around the wrapped Linen Thread – making sure it was set over the leaves and snugged up to the sentiment – and the card front was done.
For the inside, I stamped a leaf from the Time of Giving stamp set in stamped-off-once Pale Papaya onto a Very Vanilla panel.
Note: this is another stamp that I took the plunge on and cut apart! I can put them all on a block at the same time or one at a time. Easy peasy!
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into the Early Espresso card base and the card was done.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Time of Giving leaf in full-strength Pale Papaya on the front…
…and more Early Espresso Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The Knit Together background stamp in the tone-on-tone Crumb Cake looks like a cozy sweater to me! Add in some “deer” from the Knit Sweater Dies and a few leaves from the Giving Gifts die set and…I think you’ve got a winning Fall sweater! The Time of Giving stamp set is so versatile – covering Fall, Halloween and Christmas!
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Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP: Giving Gifts die cut leaves (in Pumpkin Pie)
2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: Giving Gifts die cut leaves (in Pale Papaya)
Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (on front of card); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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