Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!
Yep – that’s a real thing!
So…you’re duty bound to go your nearest Mexican food restaurant and eat chips and salsa. Do it for your country! 😉
With that out of the way, and my public service complete for the day, let’s get on with a card, shall we? I made a little collage for you (shocking, I know!) using the Positive Thoughts stamp set – and the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies (part of the 2020 Coordination Product Release!). Take a look-see:
The layout was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.
On a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Positive Thoughts sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink. Then I cut it using the die from Stitched So Sweetly.
I placed a card-front sized piece of Crumb Cake into the Stamparatus and laid the sentiment label in place in the corner. Then, I stamped the flower from Positive Thoughts in Terracotta Tile. Then I picked up the label and inked and stamped the image a second time. I laid the label back down, moved the stamp on the Stamparatus panel – and repeated the process a second time.
I did the same process all over again a couple more times – this time with the leaf image in Mossy Meadow. I stamped that image twice in each spot without re-inking to help create some more depth.
Then I matted the panel on Terracotta Tile card stock.
I picked up the sentiment label and stamped the feather image in Terracotta Tile a few times without re-inking.
With the dies from the coordinating Nature’s Thoughts die set, I cut some Mossy Meadow and Vellum cardstock leaves. Using Terracotta Tile cardstock, I spritzed a piece with some water with my Stampin’ Spritzer, then I cut two feathers. I lightly sponged the edges of the feathers with Terracotta Tile using a Sponge Dauber and curled them slightly.
I laid out all the pieces and parts – including a Linen Thread double-loop bow – and took a picture.
I adhered all the elements – leaves and feathers – with Liquid Glue. Then I popped the sentiment onto with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the bow with a Glue Dot….
…added a tiny Terracotta Tile butterfly (yes, cut with a die from the Nature’s Promise die set) and a few Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.
And…the card front was done!
On the inside, I used the Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Mossy Meadow to a Crumb Cake panel. Over that, I added the flower in stamped-off-once Terracotta Tile ink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few flowers on the front – in Terracotta Tile that I stamped three times without re-inking.
…and I added the leaf image in Mossy Meadow on the back of the envelope.
Et Voila! Positive Thoughts is one of my very favorite stamp sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog and I am SO happy to have the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies!!
…especially that tiny butterfly! So stinkin’ sweet!! I hope you like – and will grab these two goodies up quick like the Cadbury Easter bunny! 🙂