Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wintery Season of Friendship

Winter Season of Friendship by Andrea G71

December Stamp Club Card

This is the second card we made at our Stamp Club last week.  It was not hard to make but took a little more time than the last card.  And of course it is using Baja Breeze....again.  Must be my new favourite colour.  

I find that the placement of the Cherry Cobbler accents (bird, sentiment and button) are a little off balance.  Next time I don't think I would have the bird and button on the same side of the card.  It needs to be in a more of a triangular placement (Is that even a term??).


Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink::  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Brights Buttons, Baker's Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensional, Tombo White Glue, Silver Stampin' Glass Glitter, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Big Shot


The main image uses basic stamping techniques: 
Stamp the tree trunk in Chocolate Chip and randomly stamp snowflakes in Baja Breeze.  Stamp the bird on a scrap of Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler and cut out.  Pop up on tree with a dimensional.

To make the Baja Breeze upper and lower borders:

I ran a piece of 4 x 5-1/4 Baja Breeze card stock through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder.  Then I cut a 3/4" strip to be placed above the main image square.  Adhere it to the Chocolate Chip card stock.

Flip the Baja Breeze card stock upside-down so that the pattern is indented.  I created a template of "snowdrifts" on thin cardboard.  Place the template on the Baja Breeze cs and trace with a pencil.  Flip the template over and place further down on the Baja Breeze card stock.  Cut out first snowdrift.  Measure down from the highest drift and using cutter, cut at 1".  Repeat for second snowdrift.  (Hope that makes sense.)  Adhere on to Chocolate Chip card stock.  The snowdrifts should overlap onto the Whisper White cs/main image.

Add baker's twine and button.  Now adhere to card base.

Complete by adding white glue to the centers of the snowflakes and edges of the snowdrifts.  Sprinkle with Sliver Glass Glitter.

Whisper White:  A2 Card Base, 4 x 4
Baja Breeze:  4 x 3/4, 4 x 1 (two)
Chocolate Chip:  4-1/8 x 5-3/8

Thanks for stopping by.


Allison said...

Love the colours and bling!

Gina said...

LOVE the card, Andrea! Didn't even think of the placement of the reds as a problem... looks awesome to me!

AK Chris said...

Absolutely love your projects! Your creativity is amazing and very inspiring...keep posting your projects!

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