Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! This has been a crazy week! Mike & I got home from a restful trip in the mountains, On Monday, I got to take Amelia to school. I love these times with her! By Monday afternoon, we had some family medical emergencies (nothing life threatening, thank goodness), and things are finally starting to calm down.
After all the excitement this week, this card seemed fitting.
This is another “Let the paper do the work” card. First, I cut a 3-1/2″ x 5″ piece of the Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper (DSP). Then I covered it with one of the Lovely Layers Vellum sheets. These are already cut to fit the 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece. I adhered the vellum at the bottom only at first. I knew that would be covered by the die-cuts. I love how the vellum makes this look like an early morning or evening hike in the fog.
I die-cut the hiker and hill from Basic Black Cardstock using the Greatest Journey Dies. For the lantern, I used a retired hand-held punch to punch a small circle from Daffodil Delight Cardstock, then adhered it to the back of the lantern. Tip: If any of the glue makes the front of the card sticky, simply rub over it with an embossing buddy! It “de-stickifies” the paper immediately!
I adhered the die-cuts over the bottom of the vellum/DSP so that the adhesive on the vellum was hidden. Next, I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Picturesque Stamp Set using Gorgeous Grape Ink (actually, you may think it’s Blackberry Bliss – and you would be correct. That’s the only “purple” I had with me when I made the card.) in the middle of the card stock, then cut it out. Since I knew this was going to be covered with the DSP, I used my Paper Trimmer to cut it from the center of the card stock so cut ends wouldn’t show on the sides. I trimmed this to about 1″ wide, then used the Banners Pick a Punch to “fish tail” the end. I added this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added some adhesive to the vellum/DSP piece under the banner to hide the adhesive.
The card base is Gorgeous Grape. So pretty, and so simple!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
I am sorry to hear about your family emergencies. I am glad all is ok. Simple, yet beautiful card!
Thanks, Susan! Yes – everyone is fine. My niece had to go to the ER and stay in the hospital a few days, but she’s fine now!
I LOVE this – (sorry we missed the Class today) –
Beth and Betty
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Thanks! Glad you could make it Saturday and that Beth is better!
Glad to hear that everyone is okay! I love all of the purple in this card – great layering!
Thanks, Deborah! I ran out of purple for classes and had to use green as well. It was also very pretty! (I am partial to purple, though.)