Today’s card is kind of a cross between fall and winter. The colors I chose are fall all the way. Originally I was going to go with Mossy Meadow but I was all out of that color of card stock so I went to the next best thing – Always Artichoke. You might think these colors are the same, but Mossy Meadow is actually a much brighter color while the Always Artichoke is more muted. This color combo is quite masculine so they’d be great for guy cards too.
So the colors say fall but the stamps say winter. I chose to use the Winter Wishes stamp set which has a mix of stamps for winter snow sports – ice skates, skis, sleds and snowshoes. I started by stamping up a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Crumb Cake card stock and I totally used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for the perfect placement!!
After I stamped it, I used a One Sheet Wonder template (Template #1 from the Christmas One Sheet Wonder Class) to cut it up, then I added a few extra green branches to the pieces where needed and I sponged the edges of each piece with Soft Suede ink. That really made them pop more!
Here’s one of the cards I made…
Always Artichoke card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″
Crumb Cake: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stamped Piece: 2-3/4″ x 4″
Very Vanilla: 1/2″ x 3-3/8″
The Crumb Cake piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then lightly sponged over with Soft Suede ink to make the woodgrain texture really stand out.
I finished up this card by adding a Snowflake Element. These are fun, but they do make the cards difficult to mail. This is one that I’ll either send with a gift or hand deliver.
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