Happy Friday, friends! I am excited to share a card that we created at my March card class. Yes- I am unashamedly promoting my card classes. I would love for you to join us if you live in the St. Louis area. Contact me for more information. Isn’t this a “spring-y” card? I offered an alternative panel to the “thank you so much” that said “Happy Easter” from the Celebrating You stamp set in the January-June mini catalog (page 65). Instead of the banner, the sentiment was cut with our Layering Circles dies in the same color combination.
This past Wednesday, I shared on this blog a Hello Ladybug card that was quick and easy and wrote that it was because we were making a more time consuming card at class. This is that more time consuming card.
We started with a Basic White panel 4 x 5.25 & embossed it with our Painted Textures Embossing Folder. Next, using Balmy Blue ink & our blending brushes, we lightly shaded the embossed folder to give a sky appearance.
The Cinnamon Cider trees were die cut with the Inspired Canopy dies and adhered to our embossed panel. Also these dies have “swoops” or hills which we cut in pear pizzazz & added that to the bottom of the embossed panel.
Also included in the dies are four (4) different leaf bunches. We cut 6-7 of the bunches in the various shapes in Pattern Party DSP & adhered to our trees. An easy way to adhere multiple small pieces is to use your Silicone craft mat. In one corner, put a small amount of Multipurpose liquid glue & use a sponge & binder clip to dab into the glue the then dab onto the backside of leaf bunches & then adhere to the trees. We layered the bunches & even cut a few to fit. Below is a closeup of the leaf bunches; the detail is amazing!
These Inspiring Canopy dies are part of a bundle called Inspiring Thoughts. The bundle is retiring & so are the dies, but the stamp set is not. That was a little confusing at first. Anyway, as I write this, you can still get the bundle; retiring products are available while supplies last. So once they are gone, they are gone for good. Click on the shopping card to order now or send me an email.
Our sentiment from the companion to the dies (Inspiring Thoughts). We stamped it in Fresh Freesia on a 1/2″ panel of Basic White. Then using our Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, we created the 3/4″ Fresh Freesia base. We mounted the entire tree panel on a base of Thick Basic White card stock.
It was a little time consuming but what a pretty Spring card, don’t you think? Well worth it for that someone special!
My next card classes are April 22 and April 24. If you’re interested, email me and I’ll share the details including pictures of the cards that we’ll be making.
Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)
- Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
- Stamps: Inspired thoughts
- Paper: Cinnamon Cider, Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Freesia, Basic White (thick and regular)
- DSP: Pattern Party (host)
- Ink: Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue
- Dies/Punches: Inspired Canopy dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
- Tools: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, Silicone mat, Blending Brush, Multipurpose liquid glue, sponge & binder clip