This week I decided to put the names of all of my remaining stamp sets from the current Annual Catalog and January-June Mini Catalog into a cup and have one of the kids draw a name. It was much easier than trying to hold all of the stamp cases like I did before! This week, my middle son chose Embrace Each Moment from the Annual Catalog. This is the perfect set to create with since I am running low on cards for my hubby’s luggage when he travels for work. Every time he leaves on a business trip, I sneak a card into one of his bags for him to find when he reaches his destination.
I made two cards today using a layout I tried out this weekend on a Mystery Card Challenge. How cow was that fun! I think I will have to try it on my LISS Facebook Group soon. The first card was not what I envisioned. I liked the DSP, but nothing else, LOL.
I used Night of Navy, Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Purple Posy, and the Playing with Patterns DSP. On the middle white layer I used the Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder. There was too much white on the card for me. I thought of adding some embellishments, but when I am not happy with a card, I tend not to use any extra bells and whistles so as not to waste them on a card I don’t like. Do any of you do that too?
Maybe I will like it better in the morning, but I doubt it since I made a card I liked better.
This next one is the same layout, but I like the colors much better. This time I decided that Misty Moonlight would work better.
My Night of Navy card base measures 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. The Basic White layer measures 4″x5-1/4″. The Misty Moonlight layer was embossed using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and it measures 3-3/4″x5″. The next Night of Navy layer measures 3-1/4″x4-1/2″.
For this card I used the Dandy Garden DSP pack. I wish I could get nothing but this print as it is my favorite in the pack, even more so than the multicolored dragonflies! The DSP layer measures 3″x4-1/4″. All layers are centered within each other.
The white square measures 2-1/2″x2-1/2″. That was glued down after the previous layers and centered at the top of the DSP layer. All images are stamped in Night of Navy.
The sentiment strip measures 4″x1″ and I stamped the sentiment all the way to the right. Make sure you stamp fits within a 2″x1″ area so it does not get covered by the focal point accent. Glue this down after matching the edges of the 4″ wide background layer. You will also want to center it vertically on the showing DSP section under the white square. Mine is a bit off because I centered my circle to the strip and did not want it hanging too low on the card.
I used the Layering Circles Dies for the focal point accent. First, I stamped the image in Night of Navy on a scrap piece of cardstock, then cut it out with the 1-5/8″ circle die. Next, I cut the 2″ scalloped circle to use as a mat. Center the white circle over the scalloped circle and glue together. I used dimensionals on the back of the scalloped circle to make it pop, since it is my focal accent piece.
I have to say that I really love the second card. It is amazing how different they both look even though they are the same layout and the same images.
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