Friday, August 14, 2009
A Forest Friend
I finally got to stamp today! I'm getting ready for my Mommy & Me Build-a-Bear open house tomorrow. The BAB projects will be coming, but here is the card that the moms can make while the kids are working on their projects.
I wanted to make a card that uses some new products but also keep it fairly simple. For stamps I chose the Forest Friends set, which first appeared in the spring mini catalog and (yay!) carried over into our new main catalog. The Mojo Monday sketch gave me a fun layout to work with. I might have otherwise added more layers but I think this works for a simpler card.
I stamped the tree first, with ruby red on very vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped the bunny in chocolate chip, cut it out, and adhered with dimensionals. To give the illusion of a rectangle behind the tree, I punched two scallop squares and adhered them behind the vanilla panel with only part of each poking out. The DP is crushed curry and ruby red (which is in the current level 1 hostess Patterns Pack). For embellishments I looped a strip of chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon behind the center panel, notched the end, and over the ribbon added a ruby red 1" circle, folded in half and secured with a large filigree brad. The sentiment is from the level 3 hostess set called The More the Merrier, and I used the new modern label punch.
I think this is a really sweet friendship card for fall - which is coming whether we like it or not! Now I'm off to work with the BAB products so stay tuned for the projects the kids will be making tomorrow!