Welcome to my blog or, thank you for returning to my blog; either way, I love that you are here! Although Christmas is right around the corner, I want to depart from that theme with a “greatest gift” card. Yes, true friendship is just one of God’s greatest gifts in life.
As you can see, I have let this beautiful designer series paper (DSP), found in Woven Threads, dictate the colors used in my card today; Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile. The entire package of this DSP appears on page 14 of the Annual Catalog. I have hoarded this paper long enough and have to start using it! What better way than to share it with my friend on a card!?! Let me point out that we are about half-way through the life of the Annual Catalog. Be sure you get some of the fabulous DSP before you just wish you had.
Details of True Friendship
I am using the To A Wild Rose Bundle for the outside sentiment and die-cut. Wanting a larger than usual border on the card front, I cut the Terracotta Tile cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″ and the DSP 1/8″ smaller at 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8.” Next, after gluing the DSP to the Terracotta panel, I added the 1/4″ Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon around the front of it, securing it with Snail adhesive. I used dimensionals to add the sentiment layer and finally, added the bow with a glue dot. Can you say “FAST CARD?” But, no matter how ‘fast’ it is to create does not diminish the effect it has on the person receiving it!!
As someone said in a comment, “the inside is as important as the outside of the card.” I have to agree. In this case, I used some other stamps, from the To A Wild Rose set, to continue the color scheme of the card front. I left the rest blank to write a personal message to my friend.
I hope I have encouraged you to take a second look at all the fantastic designer series papers in the annual catalog, which often goes quite neglected this time of year. Remember to use and share those beautiful papers with your family and friends! Click on any of the icons below to order any of the products I used for my card today. While there, remember to look at the DSP!