Another Art Gallery CASE
Here’s my second Art Gallery CASE (Copy and Share Everything) card. This card is on the front of the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. I didn’t have everything they used for the catalog sample, so I changed a few things so I could use what I have.
I started with a So Saffron card base, then embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and added it to the card base.
I didn’t have a gold frame, so I made one using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and Gold Foil Sheets. This way, I didn’t waste any of the Gold Foil.
Next, I added a piece of the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper under the frame. This paper is so gorgeous! I love the added texture and the beautifully hand painted designs.
I stamped the two-step flower using Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Ink, then stamped the stem and leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink. Of course, I bought the Art Gallery Bundle (Art Gallery Stamp Set and Floral Gallery Dies) so I could save 10%, so I die-cut the flower using the Floral Gallery Dies and added them to the corner of the frame.
I didn’t want to add a sentiment yet, but I did want something more, so I added a few Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the card. It’s pretty close to the catalog sample, but there are a few differences.
This is what I love about Stampin’ Up!® – everything coordinates, and you don’t have to search all over town to find things to coordinate with the products you use. It’s one-stop shopping!
I’ve had so much fun the past 38+- hours. Amelia is out of school for Thanksgiving this week, but all her parents were working the past two days, so she and I had a wonderful time together. She decorated our Christmas tree, made snowflakes that ended up all over the house (it was a total blizzard!), and used the ornaments that didn’t work with our mini “grandparent tree,” as the boys call it, to create a little Christmas village.
I mentioned in my last blog that Amelia’s pet fish died Sunday, and she was really sad. We created a tribute wall to Goldein (her fish), complete with art, stories, poems and more, and she created a commemorative outfit. And that was only Monday.
Tuesday, we created more decorations, put up some Christmas lights outside, and made a beautiful red carpet out of chalk up the steps to the house. Oh, we also did our regular sleepover traditions – a movie with popcorn, three or more books before bed, and shadow puppets. Needless to say, I’m exhausted, but she has more energy than a litter of puppies. She woke up at 6:30 Tuesday morning, so we watched the sunrise through her window. Thankfully, her room faces east, so I didn’t have to get out of bed.
No matter how tired I get, though, I love making these memories with her. She is such a delight. My favorite thing was when she decided to read a book to me last night. She did an amazing job. A year ago, she didn’t even care about knowing her alphabet, and today, she can read! I am so proud of her!
Please check in on Friday for another BS&J challenge. It’s a “thankful” challenge, and Friday is Mike’s and my 38th wedding anniversary, so that may be a hint. Or not…
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!