Good morning, and happy Saturday! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Our big kids had a sleepover with their grandmother last night, and the little one recited all the planets and their special features for us all evening and all this morning. Today I’m planning to finally get the oil changed in my car and run several errands before getting back into the craft room to play with Holiday Catalog stuff. Good times.
One of the cards I made this week is a wedding card using the Frosted Floral suite from the Holiday Catalog. Kind of funny to have something in the Holiday Catalog that you can use for weddings, but the Frosted Floral Suite is one that you really can use all year. I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ Soft Sea Foam card base, scored at 5-1/2″. I haven’t used this color much since it debuted in June, but it’s a lovely super-soft green that will work for almost any occasion. The gray embossed panel is Gray Granite, cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Before I glued this down, I dabbed Frost White Shimmer Paint all over it with a Stamping Sponge. I prefer the sponges to Sponge Daubers. You can get 8-10 sponge wedges out of one sponge, and each package comes with 3 sponges, so I have one for every color of ink and am starting to add one for every color of Shimmer Paint. The designer series paper is the gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty DSP. Every piece of this paper shimmers. It’s SO beautiful.
I cut the big label from the Stitched Labels framelits (Annual Catalog) in Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Before I added that to the card with Dimensionals, I cut several branches using the Frosted Bouquet framelits out of Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, plus Silver Glimmer Paper. I also cut one leafy thing out of Whisper White cardstock. I glued these down, then popped the Blackberry Bliss label up on top of them.
I stamped the sentiment from First Frost in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using a stitched label from the Farmhouse framelits dies. This is my go-to label die right now. I glued the right side of the sentiment to the label with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and put a Mini Dimensional under the left side that doesn’t overlap the label. For the big flower, I used my Stamparatus and the Color Layering technique. Jenny Hall has a great YouTube video using this technique. I started with Soft Sea Foam markers for the entire flower and leaves. Then I added Mint Macaron on stems and around certain edges of the leaves. I added some Blackberry Bliss around the poofy parts of the flower. Finally, I cleaned the stamp, then dabbed Frost White Shimmer Paint all over the stamp, and stamped once on the flower. I didn’t try to get good coverage, I just wanted to get some shimmer on some of the flower. I put the flower on Mini Dimensionals and added some Frosted Epoxy Droplets.
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