Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Truly Grateful Card

A couple of weekends ago, I had a few hours to just sit and play in my stamp studio. Those hours are few and far between these days and I treasure them a lot. 
On this particular Sunday evening, I decided to play around with some things that were in my 'serendipity' pile. That fun pile of discarded pieces that are way too good to actually throw away. I usually just pull one out of the stack and use it as my starting point. The project kind of evolves from there. 

This card began with the folded piece of Soft Suede cardstock. 
Yep, it was the wrong brown for a project I'd already created, but I knew I could use it for something. 

I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then stamped the Post Card background stamp in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock. It's cut down to the stamped edges and then crumpled up really good. This is a great technique when you need to work out your frustrations over something. 
Ask me how I know....

Once it was nice and crumpled up, I sponged over it lightly with Crumb Cake ink then added some 2 Way Glue and a touch of Gold Glitter. It's mounted on the card front with about 6 Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Here's a close up of the focal image:

I used the Circles Framelits for both circle pieces. The Cherry Cobbler one was also embossed with the Styled Script Embossing Folder, then sponged with Crumb Cake ink. 
The flourish image is from the Best of Shelli 25th Anniversary stamp set. I stamped it with Versamark, heat embossed it with the Heat and Stick powder then added Gold Glitter, reheating it to adhere it to the image. 

The greeting is from the Truly Grateful stamp set out of the Holiday Catalog. I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Modern Label punch. It's sponged with more Crumb Cake ink like the circles, then glued in between them. 
The burlap piece behind the greeting is just a piece of the Burlap ribbon cut open and frayed, then folded in half. I added some 2 Way Glue to it as well then finishing up with some Gold Glitter. 
That's kind of my favorite part of this card. :)

So glad you stopped by today to check out my project. 
As always, you can find all the supplies I used in my Online Stampin' Store: 
Robin's Online Stampin' Up! Store

Have fun creating your own projects - I'll see you here again soon!

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