Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends December Blog Hop and this month it's all about getting those cards in the mail. As cardmakers, we all love making cards, but we aren't always the best and sending them out to the people we care about. Our small but mighty Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to not only create your own beautiful cards, but to also mail them out to family and friends.
This time of year, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and sometimes we forget to check in with the people in our lives who may be struggling. For some people, the holidays are a time of loneliness and remembering those they have lost. So I thought I would share a clean and simple card design featuring the beautiful Meandering Meadows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, that you can create to send to people to let them know that you care and that they are not alone. I love the impressionistic feeling of the designs in this pretty paper pack and I chose one that gave me a feeling of peace and serenity. I paired it with Thick Basic White Cardstock for the card base to try and create the look of the cards you often see in the Art Museum gift shops with reprints of famous art designs. A simple sentiment has been embossed with Gold to step up the design but not overwhelm it. This way, the person receiving it could display it on their mantle or shelf as a reminder that they are loved.
Very Best Occasions stamp set (item #159871)
Double Oval Punch (item #154242)
Meandering Meadows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #162735)
Thick Basic White Cardstock (item #159229)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Festive Pearls (item #159963)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Thick Basic White Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Oval Sentiment Label punched out with the Double Oval Punch
Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This beautiful clean and simple card design is easy to duplicate with any of the designs in this paper pack. The secret to getting the best card front is to look at the design and determine if it works best as a portrait or landscape card front. Once you have decided that, you can then cut the card front accordingly to 5 1/4" x 4 to suit the orientation you have chosen. You could choose to heat emboss your sentiment directly onto the card front before attaching it to the card base to simplify the design even further. I chose instead to heat emboss the image with Gold embossing powder onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and punched it out with the Double Oval Punch. I attached it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up and then added some Gold Festive Pearls to finish off the design. I love the feeling of peace this card design gives me when I look at it and I hope that the person receiving it will feel that too.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful cards and send them out to the people you love. It's a wonderful thing to send happy mail to people to help brighten their day. The Meandering Meadows 6"x6" Designer Series Paper is one of new products just recently added to the Online Exclusives and is available to order from my Online Store.
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