Beauty of the Earth Mystery Card Parts
Hello, Crafting Friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend – and if you live in the United States, a lovely long weekend! Ours was so fun. Mike cooked dinner Sunday evening for Mom, the kids, and me, and we enjoyed a very chilly swim on Monday. Yikes! Even though days have still been quite warm here, we’ve had several days of rain and evenings have been cooler. Consequently, the water was a little chillier than expected. Miss Amelia was willing to stay in for another hour, but the adults were turning blue. We finally coaxed her out with the promise of root beer floats. (Fun fact – I was not surprised that she didn’t particularly like hers, as she is not a soda girl. She rarely drinks anything except water. But she did enjoy ice cream with chocolate syrup!)
I have our latest round of mystery parts cards to show you today. Here are the parts Sandy gave us.
I had a wonderful idea on how to use the Beauty of the Earth and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Basic White and three other colors of card stock (Sandy is an overachiever as well as an awesome artist!) – but when she sent me her card, it was almost identical to what I was planning. Great minds, right? So I quickly changed gears. Here’s my alternate card.
I die-cut the Merry Merlot Cardstock using the Picture This Dies. These dies are “stand-alone” dies; they don’t have a specific stamp set that they coordinate with. They do, however coordinate with a lot of stamp sets and other dies. I used the Badger Besties Stamp Set, and although you can’t see the entire badger images. you see enough to know what you’re seeing. This reminds me of the end of the children’s book, Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban, where Frances’ best friend Albert gives her a flower. I made this specifically with Amelia in mind, since she likes the Frances series.
I stamped the badgers using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. I used the other mystery pieces – the opposite side of the Beauty of the Earth DSP, the In Good Taste DSP woodgrain design, and the Misty Moonlight Cardstock inside the round openings. My plan was to mimic a “forest” feel. I also added a stitched heart die-cut over the Misty Moonlight Cardstock. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on Basic White in Polished Pink and tied a double bow using the linen thread and added it under the sentiment. I almost forgot the embellishment, so quickly added it to the flower center. Everything is layered to the Early Espresso card base.
Here are the cards from the other team members who are playing along.
This is Sandy’s card. She die-cut the tree using the Beautiful Trees Dies from the In Good Taste DSP. So clever, right?
This is Carol’s card. I love the gold embossing and the “outdoorsy” feel of this card. It will make a perfect birthday card for anyone!
Here is Nadine’s card. I love the fall leaves and the use of larger pieces of the DSP and vellum leaf. And look at the way she mottled her leaves to make them look more realistic!
This is from Chris. Again, I love the larges pieces of DSP, as well as the layout and vellum sentiment.
This is from Christy. It’s another beautiful fall card with gorgeous leaves.
This is Liz’s card. I love the embossed sentiment; it looks like a frosty fall morning. And the added birds, leaves, and little pumpkin add more fall goodness.
I hope this gives you lots of inspiration for using the Beauty of the Earth and In Good Taste DSP, as well as other die-cuts and stamp sets!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!