Hello, Wednesday……here we come! I’m having a good morning so far, I hope you are as well. 😎
I’m super excited that the first local Stampin’ Up! Corporate event…..OnStage is coming to the Clark County Fairgounds in Vancouver, WA this Friday and Saturday. Woohoo! We are lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!!! (doing my “happy chair dance” Lol!)
Today I have the second of the three variations I made from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit and stamp set. No I did not color the images. This is cool…..they come precolored. Yay! The pic above is the original design as indicated in the kit instructions. It’s actually my favorite one.
It was hard to come up with a variation……so, I decided to make a shaker card with the floral wreath. I thought I’d try Cucumber Crush embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. But now I think I’m going to switch it for the Cucumber Crush with Silver Foil Dots. It just need more sparkle, don’t you think? I crack myself up sometime. Lol!
CARD BASE: The Mint Macaron base is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. It is layered with squares of Island Indigo and Veneer (included in the kit) popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the veneer. I sure wish they’d bring this back. (hint, hint, hint)
FOCAL POINT: I decided to make this a shaker wreath. The opening in the middle just lends itself to this technique. I cut the wreath center and window sheet with circles from the Circles Collection Framelits. [TIP: I only used one layer of 3M foam strip and should have doubled it so the sequins would “shake” more. I normally do that but I thought it would be okay, but not so much. Oh, well. I’ll know next time.] It felt like it needed something so I topped with with a Seam Binding bow. [ah, much better]
SENTIMENT: I stamped the sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set with Smoky Slate ink onto a Whisper White narrow banner. I layered this into a slightly less narrow strip of Island Indigo to make it pop. It is popped with a couple Stampin’ Dimensional halves as well. You know me “more height” is always a good thing. [I crack myself up sometimes. Lol!]
- STAMP: Cottage Greetings
- PAPER: Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Window Sheets
- INK: Smoky Slate
- ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Card Kit; Framelits–Circles Collection; Embossing Folder–Decorative Dots; 1/2″ Seam Binding–Whisper White; Metallics Sequins Assortment; Sequin Trim–Blushing Bride & Bermuda Bay
Thank you so much for stopping my today. I hope you have a great Wednesday!
Sparkly Hugs, Carol
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