I had hoped to spend most of the afternoon in my craft room today but I never made it in there until after dinner tonight. I did manage to get my Friday night and Saturday morning class supplies put away and make this card:
It is not a typical A2 card size but measures 3.5 by 6. I cut my card stock on the long side at 6 inches and then scored every 3.5 inches at 3.5, 7.0 and 10.5. You will have a 1/2 inch seam left over at the end. You will need to cut a final panel from another piece of card stock at 3.5 by 6 and glue together with the seam on the back. My Designer Series Paper mats were cut at 3 3/8 by 5 7/8. I then cute out my graduating stars with my Stampin' Up! Framelits Die using the largest die on the front and working my way back. Your finished card should look like this when opened:
I used the All is Calm Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday Catalog. This paper is absolutely beautiful and I love the shades of blues and greens. This pack also comes with two foil sheets that I have not been able to bring myself to cut into yet, lol. This is what is looks like up close when the card is flat:
I am off to make a matching envelope for my card. Please stop by again tomorrow for a special Halloween/Thanksgiving project I have been working on. Thanks for stoppin' by!
Just a really quick post tonight before I head to bed. It's been a very hectic few weeks...last weekend was getting my middle son settled in his new apartment in Tallahassee while he attends FSU which is an 8 hour drive from home. My youngest son also started college at FGCU where he is dual-enrolled for his senior year of high school.
This weekend son #3 and I traveled to Orlando to visit son #1 who lives in north Orlando which is about 3 1/2 hours from home. I am reeeally sick of driving.
Anyway, I hope to get back to regular posts this week now that everyone is settled.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get the privilege of pre-ordering from the upcoming catalogs before the rest of you even get to see it.(and at a discount no less!) My new box of awesome Halloween and Christmas goodies showed up on my doorstep late last week and do you know what I did all weekend?You would think I couldn’t wait to break out all my new toys, right?Wrong.I just can’t seem to get enough of this stinkin’ peacock!
I have had the idea rolling around in my head of turning my Perfect Peacock into a Christmas Partridge (minus the pear tree) for weeks.I finally had to get it out of my head and onto paper before it rattled around in there any longer.
Isn’t he beautiful? (if I do say so myself!) I heat embossed him in Gold on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock (that had been pre-cut with my Silhouette).Then I broke out my Blendabilities in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler .For the pinkish centers in the picture above I used the light marker from the Cherry Cobbler Blendability set and went over it with the light Old Olive Blendability marker to dull the red a little.For the gold centers in the picture below, I use our Gold Stampin’ Dazzle marker.
Which one do you like best? I still can't decide.
He was finished off with some Crystal effects on the flowers, a 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon bow and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.The Peace on Earth sentiment is from the holiday carryover set Greetings of the Season which will be retiring with the new Holiday Catalog release at the end of this month.
Please let me know what you think and leave me a comment with which one you like best!
A few weeks ago I held a class featuring the Perfect Peacock Stamp set from Stampin' Up! I shared the first two projects from that class HERE and HERE. The following is the third and final project which was created with a little help from my Silhouette:
I found the lantern pattern in the Silhouette store but it was much smaller (too small for my peacock) and it had a star cut out where my peacock is now. Since the pattern was sized to fit one piece of 12x12 paper, I had to use my cut tool to break the pattern into two pieces and enlarge it enough to fit my peacock. I imported a scanned image of my stamped peacock and used the trace feature on my Silhouette to get my cut out sized just right to fit my image. The Perfect Peacock image was stamped on Stampin' Up!'s vellum card stock, colored with my Blendability markers and adhered to the inside of my lantern matching the outline.
He does not photograph that well and he is so much prettier in person but please let me know what you think of him!