Although this is card number 3 in my Peace This Christmas series, the sentiment is the first one I
I can’t quite remember why I chose not to use it for my first card,
but it was ideal for card number 3 although I needed it to be a bit longer.
I started my card with a
base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), then a layer of Garden Green CS and a top
layer of Whisper White CS.
I adhered the Garden Green
layer to the card base using Tombow.
At this stage, I wasn’t too sure which direction my
design was going to take.
The only idea I had was to stamp some pine branches
along one, or two, or three, or four sides, and then to adhere some fussy-cut pinecones
I inked the pine branch
stamp in Garden Green Ink and stamped the first image in the top right-hand
Without re-inking, I stamped
another image nearby.
I repeated this all the way down the right-hand side of my top layer until I reached
the bottom of the sheet.
I spent some
time arranging the fussy-cut pinecones and berries as well as the sentiment in various
ways but I couldn’t come up with any arrangement that looked anything close to pleasing!
I re-inked the pine branches
stamp and carried on stamping along the bottom edge, towards the left-hand corner.
arranged, and rearranged the pinecones and berries, as well as the sentiment.
Then I decided to turn the
layer round, so the stamping was now in
the top left-hand corner instead of the bottom right-hand corner!
Then it all
started to fall into place, except for the sentiment which was still too short!
cut the sentiment using one of the square Stitched Shapes Framelits.
To get the
shape into an oblong, I fitted the framelit
back into the stitched holes, with the edge going down he other side that needed stitching/cutting!
When I was happy it was in the correct position, I cranked
it back through the Big Shot!
worked well, except for the little “stitch” lines that are just outside the top of the
frame, but it’s so minuscule, I decided it wasn’t enough to worry about.
Do you agree?
I layered the sentiment onto a piece of Garden Green CS and
needed to lengthen it somehow.
I toyed with several ideas of using different DSP’s that had minimal
patterns on, strips of Washi Tape, ribbons and finally our 5/8” Burlap Ribbon.
I decided if I used two strips side by
side with the ends fishtailed, it would look like one piece that was 1¼” wide!
started to adhere the pinecones and berries into position around the stamped
border in what I hope is a random pattern!
I adhered the Burlap into position by using Fast Fuse only on the area
that would be hidden under the sentiment.
My final step was to adhere the sentiment using Dimensionsals.
I was really chuffed with the result!
The card is a lot busier than I normally do, but I’m very happy
I’d appreciate your feedback, please! ☺
That’s about it for today.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.