If you are following along from the beginning, then you just arrived from Shana Gaff's blog. I can't wait to see what she made! If you get lost, you can always find your way back on track on the official Stamp Review Crew blog post for this hop, where the links always take you exactly where you want to go :)
Ok, I am going to admit right now that I got a little carried away making projects for this hop. I cut out six 4x4 card bases and 3½" panels. Then I went ahead and made 5 cards just with this set!
Next, I grabbed a couple more colors to add to the Hello Honey with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze. I just got the Hi There set, and I love the size of these sentiments!
- I took the 3½" square panel and embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. Then I lightly stamped the chevron wood pattern in Sahara Sand over it. It mostly inked just the raised areas and makes a very interesting background.
- I stitched around the panel with my sewing machine.
- Then there is a strip of Naturals Chevron ribbon, a strip of Woodgrain embossed Soft Suede,and popped up on dimensionals.
- Stamp and punch out 3 log slices in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Baked Brown Sugar with the 1-3/8" Circle punch. Pop the center slice on dimensionals. More white gel pen details to finish it off!
- The top panel is watercolor paper embossed with white embossing powder and the chevron wood pattern, then I used an Aquapainter and Crushed Curry ink to add uneven color. When that dried, I cut the window with a die from Chalk Talk.
- Then I stamped the acorns in Soft Suede on a scrap of watercolor paper and used the Aquapainter again to move the Soft Suede around on the acorn cap, and then add some Cajun Craze to the bottom. Fussy-cutting ensued!
- I made a thin mat of Cajun Craze cardstock with the center cut out and glued it to a white card base, and then stamped the sentiment from And Many More in Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.
- Cut a rectangle of Acetate to generously cover the window and sticky strip to the back of the watercolor panel. Apply strips of foam tape all over the panel to pop it up and to create a space for the shakers. Make sure there are no gaps for the sequins to leak out of.
- Place a pile of gold sequins, frosty sequins, and one acorn in the area of the card front that will be the shaker, then carefully place the foam taped panel on the card front. Now shake it a bit just to play with it :)
- Cut a piece of Burlap trim down the center and dovetail one end. Adhere to card front with sticky strip. Stamp happy birthday in Soft Suede on a scrap of Crushed Curry, then die cut with Itty Bitty Banner die. Add white gel pen accents.
- Using dimensionals, adhere the remaining 2 acorns to the card front, then the happy birthday banner on top of that, with dimensionals also.
- Stamp 3 acorns inside the card without reinking between. Use blender pen to color. Done!
So, what do you all think? Have I convinced you this is the most awesome set ever? Well, you can't say I didn't try ;) Ha! And I just realized this card has the same color scheme as the banner and buttons, which I made long before I made this card, lol!
OK, now that I have overloaded you all, how about a fresh take with Miss Wendy Weixler! She is next up on this hop :)