Hello and welcome to our February Seashore Stampers Blog Hop. We bring you a little something green – could be a card to mail to an Irish friend – if no Irish friend mail a card to someone who likes green. Any reason to send a card is good for me. I love to receive hand-made cards in the mail for whatever reason.
I just so happen to love green. It is my favourite colour and so I made this card using the Very Versailles (item #149275) and the Rooted in Nature (item #146482) stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue. I’ve been so wrapped up in making projects from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogues that I forget the beautiful products I have purchased from the Annual Catalogue.
Cutting & Scoring Measurements
- Basic Black cardstock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
- two pieces Basic White cardstock, 4″ x 5-1/4″
- scrap piece of Basic White cardstock for the leaves
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how I made this card.
- To create the background, I put some removable tape on the back of the Basic White 4″ x 5-1/4″ cardstock and then taped down two pieces of copy paper, one at the top, one at the bottom to mask off an area.
- Using Granny Apple Green ink and our new Blending Brushes, I softly created the green background.
- I inked up the vintage script stamp with Smoky Slate and stamped the image on the right side.
- I then inked up the greenery stamp with Just Jade and Shaded Spruce alternately. Be sure to stamp off to create lighter shades.
- Remove the scrap paper from the top and bottom and stamp the greenery one more time so it falls below the sponged area.
- I used Momento Black ink for the greeting.
- I stamped the leaf stamp from the Rooted in Nature stamp set three times in Granny Apple Green, Just Jade and Shaded Spruce and cut them out with the coordinating die. I joined them together and added a few mini dimensional to the back and adhered them to the card.
- I tied two little bows with our linen thread and stuck them down with glue dots.
- Here is how I finished the inside of the card and the envelope.
I hope you enjoy this card. Have a hop on over to our other two demonstrators’ projects.