Hello crafters! My intentions were true and I wanted to share another video with you today, but after I finished my original card for today I was flabbergasted about the rubbish I had produced. It’s amazing that you can work on a card for almost two hours and when you are done you just shake your head and wonder how you could go so wrong.
So I tried again, a completely different card, but left the camera off this time to take away the pressure to get it right the first time and just crafted. And look, I think it worked!
Today, for the Make The Day Special Stamp Store, I’m sharing with you a card using Mama Elephant stamps, the wonderful Believe in Magic set. The options with this set are endless and you could go and create most of your cards with just this set because it’s so versatile.
I started out by distressing the little globe with two colors after I die cut it, then gold embossed the wonderful intricate tree from the stamp set. To keep the colors traditional, I stamped the footer of the globe in brown and die cut it as well – both elements are mounted on 3D foam.
Before I adhered them to the front panel, I used the die for the globe to help me bend the sentiment into a half circle so it would curve perfectly, matching my element.
To add some more color to the card I mounted the white front panel on a piece of green card stock, just wide enough to peek out about 1/8 of an inch on each side. Now, for the twine: As usual, I wrapped the twine a few times around the front piece and then tied a secure know and cut off the entire rest of the twine. I created the bow separately and then glued it onto the knot if the original twine – you really can’t see it unless you know what you are looking for and you look really closely. I just find that so much easier.
On the grey card base, I stamped a woodgrain pattern to make it more interesting, but you can use literally every kind of pattern that you like… stars, dots, triangles – your creativity can go wild here.
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I’m sending this card off to a few challenges, too, since it’s the season and I get inspired left and right by the wonderful ideas I find on the challenge blogs: First is the Time Out Challenge #19, which wants us to emboss with optional sparkle – nailed it! Second is the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #101 – it’s a very creative interpretation of the sketch, I know, but it inspired me nonetheless. Third, I just have to enter the IN(K)SPIRE ME #175 “Traditional Christmas” – for me, it doesn’t get more traditional than this! And lastly, off the card goes to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes – don’t we love those 😉