2019 New Catalog Card Swap – Mosaic Healing Thoughts

Hi there! Today, I am sharing a card I made for a 2019 New Catalog Card Swap. I really enjoy participating in swaps. It is a great way to get tons of inspiration while also sharing your ideas. Card swaps can be a little intimidating at first; my advice is start small and trust in your creations! Everyone has something to add to the wonderful world of card making!!!

My card uses the new Mosaic Moods DSP (2019 Annual Catalog) and is paired with carry over dies and stamps: Stained Glass Thinlits (2018 Annual Catalog) and Well Said stamp set (2019 Occasions Catalog). I chose to use Early Espresso cardstock but this card would look great with any of this DSP’s coordinating colors such as Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry or even one of the new In Colors – Terracotta Tile. I chose to keep the DSP as the focal and point and keep my embellishments to a minimum, using only a coordinating Flower Faceted Gem. I feel like this card looks good even without any embellishments. You will find detailed instructions and a supply list below. I have also included a link to a printable card recipe but remember this is what I had on hand. There are many options for this card and I am definitely a proponent of use what you have 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Until next time Peace, Love and Happy Stamping!

Card Instructions
Cut List:
• Early Espresso 5 ½” x 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”
• Early Espresso 2 ½” square
• Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼” for inside
• Very Vanilla scrap for sentiment (¾” x 2”)
• Mosaic Moods Specialty DSP – Horizontal Striped 4” x 6”, then trim to 4” x 5 ¼”
• Stamp “Healing Thoughts” sentiment on Very Vanilla scrap and trim to ¾” x 2”
• Stamp “Know that Love” sentiment on Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼” centered slightly to the right to account for the ¾” decorative trim to be added to the left side. (inside)
Die Cut:
• Die cut Hummingbird DSP with square Stained Glass die OR
Option 2: Cut Hummingbird DSP into 1 – 15/16” square. Then attach a 2 ½” square of multipurpose adhesive sheet (retired) to the Hummingbird DSP – Hummingbird side. (using back side)
• Die cut Hummingbird DSP scrap with Stained Glass rectangle die. (using back side)
Attach Layers:
• Attach 4” x 5 ¼” DSP to card front.
• Attach 2 ½” square Stained Glass piece (Mosaic side showing) to 2 ½” square Early Espresso cardstock.
• Attach 1 15/16” square Hummingbird to center of Early Espresso/Mosaic 2 ½” square.
• Attach finished 2 ½” square to center of card front.
• Attach sentiment to center of rectangle Stained Glass piece (Mosaic side showing).
• Attach finished sentiment using dimensionals, slightly overlapping Hummingbird center. (see photo)
• Attach 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla to inside of card.
• Attach ¾” x 4” to the left side of the Very Vanilla inside.
• Don’t forget to add your personal touch to the back of the card.
• Sit back with a cup of coffee (or favorite beverage) and enjoy your creation!

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2018 Feathers + Frost Holiday Cards – 3 ways

Hi there! In my last post, I focused on using the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Feathers and Frost stamp set to create a #simplestamping card. This post will show how to add a few more supplies and create two additional cards. I have had so much fun working on my new design challenge. I start simple and build on each design to create cards that can be created and enjoyed by a wide range of crafters. I absolutely love this idea. I remember when I first started crafting seriously (i.e. beginning to build my craft stash). I didn’t have tons of different colored card stock or stamp sets or even tools. I only used black memento ink 🙂 My hope is that beginner crafters or other crafters in need of a quick and simple card can use my #simplestamping cards for inspiration. The next level up, #casualcrafter, takes the first card and adds some more colors, layers, and tools. The final level, #avidcrafter, introduces a technique or two. Depending on your time and craft supply, I hope the second and third cards offer even more inspiration! So let’s take a look at Feathers + Frost in 3 ways.

Card 1 – #simplestamping

See my last post for card details.

Feathers + Frost Card 1 – #simplestamping

Card 2 – #casualcrafter

In the next card, I have added more colors and used another sentiment. The card base is done in Stampin’ Up! Pool Party card stock. I have stamped the leaves and berries in Pool Party ink and colored the berries in Stampin’ Blends Light Real Red. I cut this into a square and layered it on Real Red card stock. Next I stamped the “Joy” and “to the world” sentiments in Real Red ink. I punched out “Joy” with a circle punch and Real Red with a scallop circle punch. I trimmed “to the world” sentiment into a strip and used the Triple Banner punch on each side. I used some leftover Real Red strips and used the Triple Banner punch on each end. (Useful Tip: Using the Triple Banner punch is optional. These cuts can be made with snips, by making a cut in the middle and then cutting from the end to the middle.) Final touch is adding some Clear Rhinestones colored with the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends. And don’t forget the inside :), inside is stamped in Real Red with “and Peace to your heart” and poinsettia.

Feathers + Frost Card 2 – #casualcrafter

Card 3 – #avidcrafter

The 3rd card, which is my favorite :),  add the use of an embossing folder, a little touch of silver foil, and the fussy cutting technique. This card uses a Whisper White card base with layers of Real Red and Pool Party. The stamping is the same as in card #2 with an addition. Stamp the right facing bird in Read Red ink. Color in the berries with Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends. Color in the bird with Light Real Red and Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. Apply additional coats of blends to create shading. If you have the Stampin’ Blends combo packs, you can add shading with the matching dark color. Create the sentiment layers the same as in card #2, except punch the scallop circle out of a Silver Foil sheet. Once the bird is colored, fussy cut, removing his legs. (Useful Tip: a white gel pen can cover any remaining pieces.) Emboss the Pool Party layer with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. Build your layers: both sentiments and bird are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, the remaining layers are attached with SNAIL. Inside is stamped in Real Red with “and Peace to your heart” and poinsettia. (Useful tip: you can add an “s” to the end with the Make a Difference stamp set.)

Feathers + Frost Card 3 – #avidcrafter

Hope you enjoyed seeing this card evolution, as much as I enjoyed making them! Click on the Printable Card Recipe link below for detailed instructions included dimensions. Leave me a comment above and let me know which is your favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come back again soon!! Until then Peace, Love and Season’s Greetings!!!

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