Hello again – nice to have you visit! We have had a couple of cool days here in NJ and I LIKE IT! There have been some days recently that the humidity and heat have made it difficult to breathe. Of course the sun isn’t up yet, but it’s 64 degrees… my kind of weather. It’s interesting, I attended an ‘in person’ meeting Wed. evening – masks during the meeting, 6-8′ apart, ZOOM going for those unable to attend in person and when we spoke we brought down the mask – all this to say one of the gentleman in the group said – ‘I’m praying for normalcy’. That seems so long ago… I want to be able to hug my grandkids and daughters so badly, but for their sake (and mine) I’m not doing that. And you know, it changes our relationship somehow… I don’t like that, but it does. Maybe that’s why I’m hung up on Christmas cards – hoping that by then they can actually come in the house and I can hug them tight… Guess I’m trying analyze this compulsion of mine right now – hmmm.OK – on with it – today’s card. I wanted to play with the Tree Angle stamps with the coordinating Stitched Rectangles again and here’s what I did. Card cuts are listed at the end of this post.
Look at those cute trees! So – confession… I didn’t really KNOW what I was going to do, I simply sat down to play. I wanted to do these trees, didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I stamped the smaller one in Real Red and the larger one in Shaded Spruce then die cut them with the coordinating Stitched Triangles. They needed stars – so I pulled out my Stitched Stars Dies and Balmy Blue Glimmer paper. For the smaller tree, the star is adhered with liquid glue. For the larger tree it’s adhered with a dimensional cut down to fit. I began rifling through DSP and remembered the Feels Like Frost 6×6 Specialty DSP. I cut it down a bit and placed the trees but did not adhere them yet. I decided a sentiment heat embossed in white would look really pretty, so that’s what I did – and it’s from the Tree Angle stamp set. Now that I think about it, it would also be pretty to heat emboss the whole piece with clear embossing powder to make it sparkle. Another time! Now that the sentiment was on, I adhered the larger tree with liquid glue and the smaller one with dimensionals. This was adhered to a panel of Pretty Peacock, then put on dimensionals and added to a Real Red card base.
The inside was super easy… I took one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and simply laid it across the bottom of a Whisper White panel and die cut the strip. It created these fun triangles all in a row! I adhered this to another panel of Pretty Peacock cs with liquid glue and then right onto the inside of the Real Red card base. simplicity at it’s best!
For the envelope, I simply ran the flap through the Winter Snow embossing folder and voila! the card was complete.
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Card cuts for today’s project:
- Feels Like Frost 6×6 Specialty DSP 4 x 5 1/4
- Pretty Peacock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 inside
- Real Red 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
- Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (inside) + scraps for trees