I am finally at the point with my crafting exercises that I have had the time to take some photographs and share with you what I’ve been doing the past few weeks.
The first thing – and it should have been done sooner than this! – is to get some Thank You notes out to our friends and relatives who were our hosts and hostesses while we were traveling at the beginning of the month.
The inspiration for this card came from all of the “floating frame” projects that I’ve seen online. I even watched a few videos and I’m really looking forward to trying that technique out. But with all that I have had to do the past few weeks, teaching myself a new technique just didn’t fit my schedule. Soon though.
For the design on the front of this card, I took a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped it all over with images from the Tropical Chic Stamp Set. I used Poppy Parade and Pineapple Punch ink for the hibiscus flowers and Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and Shaded Spruce for the foliage stamps. Then I die cut a rectangle out of the stamped cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits. I mounted it on a piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock that I also cut with a smaller rectangle framelit.
The good news is that the piece I cut out of the stamped image was big enough for another card. More about that in a later post.
To finish the card, I stamped “Thank You” (also from the Tropical Chic Stamp Set) three times. I got these lined up so perfectly by using the Stamparatus and the “Hinge Stamping” technique. Then I mounted the die-cut layers onto the front of the card (which I made using Thick Whisper White Cardstock) and added some more images from the stamp set, which I die-cut using the Tropical Framelits set.
So one Thank You card down, two to go. Tomorrow, I’ll share the other card I made using this stamped sheet.