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Cottage Greetings Card Kit (Variation 3)

500pxl Cottage Greetings - Silver Scalloped 1

I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!  I am still reeling from all the excitement from last weekends first ever OnStage event.  We got sneak peaks at the 2016 Occasion and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  THEY ARE AMAZING!  I can’t wait to show them to everyone on December 3rd. Sorry but that is the word from Stampin’ Up!  BUT, until then I’ll be designing away so I have even more to share with you.  Woohoo!

Today is the third design from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit.  I made the original (see above) as instructed, yes!, they do include instructions, dimensionals, embellishments, etc., all you need is adhesive to put them together.  I KNOW!  That’s pretty darn sweet.

500pxl Cottage Greetings - Silver Scalloped 2

But you know me, I wanted to see what I could create on my own.  The original design was pretty clean and simple, which I liked.  So to designing town I went.  It is even more clean and simple, and super quick, fast, and in-a-hurry.  Lol!  I used my old stand-by technique Faux Suede for the band.  I just love the subtle texture it gives the design.

CARD BASE:  The base is from the Cottage Greetings Card Kit.  I did cut it down to make a 3-1/4 x 5-1/5″ card.  I really like the long and narrow feel that mimics the die cut label shape.  I added a 1/2″ Island Indigo band where I used my old stand by technique — Faux Suede.  It adds another layer and subtle texture that make s a nice impact.

FOCAL POINT:  The die cut label shapes are Silver Foil and pre-printed floral images that come precolored.  Woohoo!  The great thing is they are pre-die cut and ready to go.  AND those floral images already colored makes my day!  I layered the floral onto the Silver Foil and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SENTIMENT:  I really wanted to keep this clean and simple.  A simple “thanks” can make anyone’s day.  I stamped “thanks” in Smoky Slate ink onto a 1/2″ Whisper White strip.  Then I punched the ends with a 3/4″ Circle Punch to mimic the Label shape.  [TIP:  If you have a longer sentiment you could cut the strip to the length of the Label shape and trim using the label edges as a guide.]

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Cottage Greetings
  • PAPER:  Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • INK:  Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES:  Cottage Greetings Card Kit–Silver Foil Scallops; Punch–3/4″ Circle

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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