Monday, October 10, 2016

Better Get Better

While the debacle debate was on last night, I stayed in my stamp studio. Seriously, if these two are the best we can come up with as candidates for either party.........

So, rather than contemplate a future with either of them running the country and getting depressed, I decided to go to my happy place instead!

This wasn't too difficult to throw together, and would be great for just about any occasion. Three of the elements were already in my box o' useful bits - a couple pieces of watercolor paper already washed with autumn colors but never used, and the copper foil die cut from the Paisley Framelits. I wanted to make a card with an autumn feel, and this was the result.

There is a bit of contraband in the use of Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangles die, but you can just use a plain 3-3/4" x 5" rectangle instead.

Here's the "How To"
 Leaves: Watercolor paper 2" x 4-1/2" (2 pieces)
 Paisley die cut: Copper foil 1-1/2" x 2"
 Stamped background: Watercolor paper 3-3/4" x 5" (if you don't have the LF die)
 Card base: Cherry Cobbler 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Watercolor wash both pieces of watercolor paper and let dry. Cut oak leaf using Leaflets Framelits. Cut paisley from copper foil.
  2. Stamp leaf branch from Love & Affection in Sahara Sand (stamped off once) randomly on background WC paper, then stamp greeting in Basic Black and adhere to card base.
  3. Adhere leaves to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals and glue copper paisley near leaf stems.
  4. Tie a bow with Cherry Cobbler Twine and adhere with glue dot. (Note: The thick twine used here is retired.)
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