Thanks to all who playing in my Friends challenge! Such talented crafters!! It’s time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, hosted by Katy. She chose a “wood” theme but don’t limit yourself to an autumn card. The design team had lots of fun with the theme for all occasions, so you should go take a look! I have been enjoying the Come to Gather DSP and was really excited to use the wood pattern. From there, I decided to make a rustic holiday card, using the brand new Frosted Foliage stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and pairing it with First Frost and Country Home stamp sets that were carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog.
My Secrets to Making This Project
- My finished card is 6″x6″ square. I first tried to make a picture frame with the Woven Heirloom Emboss folder and coordinating dies out of the wood DSP, but felt it was a little too thin. So, I cut Smoky Slate cardstock next, then embossed it with clear emboss powder. Remember last year there was a home decor trend, using wood and metal? It’s probably over now but that’s what my inspiration was. I like it, even if it’s not fashionable anymore!
- The dies/embossing folder bundle was a “must–have” when I saw it in the catalog. It’s so easy to use! My Secret: I cut the paper with the die first, then embossed it.
- After the frame was done, the sentiment from Frosted Foliage was stamped in black ink and adhered to the frame.
- The card needed more, so I went to my current stamp collection and First Frost just seemed perfect for this rustic card. Stamping the foliage in Early Espresso and Old Olive inks, they were then cut with the coordinating dies.
- I might have been able to leave them like that, but somehow a container seemed even better. So, I stamped the urn onto Smoky Slate, gave it a little definition with Stampin’ Blends, then heat embossed that with clear emboss powder as well.
- It’s still not quite done! I decided it needed some color. So, I stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler and cut with its coordinating die. The winterberries were also cut and tips were colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. Braided Linen Trim was looped and adhered over them and the flower popped up with dimensionals.
Product Spotlight: Frosted Foliage Stamp Set
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
- Merry Little Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
- 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Challenge: Anything Goes
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