Hope you're enjoying the Summer heat in a breezy place with a cool, refreshing drink in hand. It's definitely a scorcher out there! Here in Florida, all the local news breaks are concerned with Isaac and how it will affect the weather in the coming days. As with most tropical storms, it continues to move to the West and the impact to the East Central Florida area seems to be lessening with every weather advisory. However, with all the intense theatrics of the local weathermen, you'd think we were going to be blown away in the next 20 minutes. It gets old pretty quickly.
This card begins with a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock embossed in the Big Shot with the Argyle Textured Impressions embossing folder and lightly sanded across the raised embossing using the Stampin' Sanding Block. Two stamp images from the Border Banter stamp set were stamped on a piece of Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon: the row of diamonds image was stamped side-by-side across the top and bottom edges of the ribbon using Pumpkin Pie ink and the "Congratulations" image was stamped across the center of the ribbon using Tempting Turquoise ink. Sticky Strip was placed at each end of the ribbon and the ribbon placed across the embossed cardstock approximately 3/4" from the bottom edge. The ends of the ribbon were folded to the back of the embossed cardstock and pressed in place. The embossed cardstock was adhered to the front of the Crumb Cake card base.
Three images from the Daydream Medallions stamp set were stamped on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. The 1" small filigree image was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink, the 2" curlique image was stamped with Tempting Turquoise ink, and the 3" vine image was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink. The images were die cut using the Big Shot and their corresponding frame from the Floral Frames Framelits. The petals of the die cut flowers were rolled up with the Bone Folder and adhered on top of each other. Two pieces of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper were die cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlits and Old Olive ink sponged on top of the die cut leaves. The stems of the leaves were adhered near the upper left center of the embossed cardstock and the floral focal point adhered over the leaves. A Pumpkin Pie Brights Designer Button was threaded with Linen Thread and adhered at the center of the Daffodil Delight flower layer using Mini Glue Dots.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The 3" vine image was stamped at the lower left corner using Pumpkin Pie ink. Two of the Daydream Medallion images were stamped on pieces of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper: the 2" curlique medallion was stamped with Tempting Turquoise ink and the 1" filigree medallion was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink. These images were die cut using the corresponding frames from the Floral Frames Framelits, the petals rolled up using a Bone Folder, the layers adhered together, and the layers adhered at the center of the stamped 3" Pumpkin Pie medallion. A piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock was punched with the scallop circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and adhered at the center of the Daffodil Delight layer. A piece of Linen Thread was tied into a bow and adhered to the punched circle using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.
The three medallions were stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope: the 3" vine medallion using Pumpkin Pie ink, the 2" curlique medallion using Tempting Turquoise ink, and the 1" filigree medallion using Daffodil Delight ink.
I was really pleased with how this card turned out. Even though Brights colors were used for the stamping, the card seems to have a "masculine" feel. I tend to struggle to make cards for guys, so I'm tickled that this one just fell into place. Hooray!
By the way, it's not too late to see all the great projects featured during the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop. Just click here to begin and follow the prompts at the end of each post to continue through each stop on the hop. I'll be back tomorrow with my final project from the hop, the Christmas card.
Stamps: Border Banter, Daydream Medallions; Inks: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise; Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty; Embellishments: Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip; Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Stampin' Sanding Block, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (scallop circle), Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Floral Frames Framelits, Argyle Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other: Medium Very Vanilla Envelope