I often have a fun concept in my head when I sit down to make a card. More often than not, though, the entire design shifts and turns in the creative process – it doesn’t surprise me to have a completely different project at the end of a crafting session. When elements don’t make it onto a card, I keep them in a little stack on the corner of my desk to use in the future. Today’s the future. Here’s my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:
- Crafting Forever. How perfect is this Crafting Forever sentiment and pair of scissors for the gorgeous patterns in the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper? I’ve been wanting to pair them together since the Occasions Catalog was released, but it has taken me this long. Here’s a look at the Crafting Forever stamp set that was first released in 2017 (every stamper needs this stamp set): Back in 2017, I had the honor of showcasing this stamp set (when it was still brand new) at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in Savannah, Georgia. If you’d like to see the projects I shared with this set, CLICK HERE.
- Building the Sentiment. The fun sentiment from Crafting Forever is what brings this whole card together. Built on a stitched frame and accented with a pair of scissors, this element pulls from all the other parts of the card. Here’s a closer look:I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink and framed it with a stitched element from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies (it’s in the bottom, left corner below):Just to be clear, that element creates the stitching but doesn’t cut the shape out. Lucky for us, the shape is a perfect match with the Pretty Label Punch. I ran it into my Pretty Label Punch and punched it out. So easy, so fun!
- Needlepoint Quilt Top. I love the gorgeous prints on the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper – it’s gorgeous on it’s own. To add a little more excitement, though, I ran this panel of Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot with my Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Gives a lovely texture to the paper:Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper:And here’s a look at the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that added even more texture to this panel:
Stamp Sets: Crafting Forever Papers: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White Inks: Poppy Parade, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Stampin’ Blends (Basic Black, Smoky Slate) Accessories: Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, Pretty Label Punch, Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Metallic Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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