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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Framed & Festive, Framed Florets, Forever Fern, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Yup, I'm still playing with the "Framed Florets" bundle and I'm loving it. I know it's only going to be around for a short time but I want to try to make a lot of cards with the dies. Though I do like the stamp sets too, I just think I can use these dies with a lot of my other sets. You always have to feel like you got your money's worth out of a set, right?  Though I never do. Some I use a couple of times and then never go back to them. And I wonder why I ordered it in the first place. But most of my sets I put more thought into, I want to make sure I can use it for more than once occasion and easy of use. The "Framed Florets" bundle fell under the "more than one occasion" category.  And here's today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Evening Evergreen card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock, one for the inside and one for the top.

My Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Fitting Florets" 12' x 12" package and was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece (the one that goes on the outside).

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" set using Evening Evergreen ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I die cut it using the oval die from the "Framed Florets" die set. Now from here is where I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this card. What I had planned was to stamp the rounded leaves image from the "Forever Fern" set and color them using the Wink of Stella pen. I did that and the leaves looked more orange than the Poppy Parade color. So I set that idea aside.

Then I took the larger leaf die and die cut it using Basic White card stock. But I still wanted a red on the card. So I took my Poppy Parade marker and I colored in the berries on the DSP. Now I had some Poppy Parade color. Then I die cut the oval using Poppy Parade card stock. I turned the oval with it's center over and scotch taped it back together. I taped the words in place on the front of the oval. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was gently set in place. I didn't press down because I wanted to be able to put the leaves behind it.  I ended up lifting the oval up and setting the white leaves in place with tape and then the oval went back on. 

To fix my rounded leaves issue, I took my Blender Pen and my Poppy Parade marker and colored them in that way. I scribbled on a clear block and picked up the color with my Blends Pen. Once I was done coloring them in I tucked them under the oval. But the piece still needed something. So I die cut two gold foil leaves and slipped them under the oval too.

A crystal rhinestone was colored using the dark Poppy Parade Blends pen and it was set in place on the oval. I was thinking a Poppy Parade bow but I looked and I did not have any Poppy Parade ribbon at all. So the rhinestone was the way to go for today!

I do like how it turned out and coloring the berries on the DSP really pulled the colors together.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas card,


KardsbyKadie said...

What a GREAT sample of this AMAZING bundle.
Thanks for sharing!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

My order arrived today so I'm sure I will be CASING some of your cards. This one is really wonderful!