When I went to Joanne's a few weeks ago to make the Ornament Keepsakes Christmas ornament I saw some of the swap projects she'd received recently. This lovely card was made by Peg Coombes and I knew I wanted to make a version using the Woodgrain embossing folder, the Core'dinations CS and the Bird Builder punch.
I started off by making an Early Espresso A6 side opening landscape card. I then embossed a piece of the Core'dinations CS with the Woodgrain folder, sanded it, cut it to size, glued it to the card front and cut out a window using a Labels Framelits die. I stamped the 'hello' onto Bashful Blue CS, fussy cut the word out and popped it up. I added a die cut butterfly to the 'hello' and some Old Olive dotted ribbon down the side of the card. I just love the look of the Woodgrain after you've embossed and sanded the Core'dinations CS, it's fab - plus the folder is a larger size so it easily covers a card front!
I then stamped the Clouds onto a piece of Whisper White CS, cut it to size and glued it inside the card. The Clouds stamp didn't cover the whole width of my white panel so I added an Old Olive punched border. I glued a Lorelai Leaf die cut inside the card and popped up the punched bird. I punched a wing from Bashful Blue DSP, sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink and added a tiny pearl for the bird's eye. I used my Corner Chomper to round the top right corner of the card.
When I cut the window out of the card front I kept that piece to one side and I've used it to decorate the envelope flap. I die cut a Bashful Blue DSP butterfly and attached it to the Woodgrain shape with an Antique brad. More 'happy mail' that I enjoyed making and sending out - this time to my friend Kelly.
Stamps: SU! 'My Friend' set, Hero Arts Clouds background stamp
CS: SU! Early Espresso & Whisper White, SU! Early Espresso Core'dinations CS
Patterned paper: SU! Bashful Blue Prints DSP, SU! Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Labels Collection Framelits die, Bird Builder & Eyelet Border punches, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Woodgrain embossing folder, PoppyStamps Lorelai Leaf die, Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper, sanding block, Dust Buddy, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive Dotted Scallop ribbon, pearl jewel, Antique brad, Dimensionals