Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Serene Selection

Yes, that's what I'm sharing with you today. A softly serene looking card that would be perfect for sending on so many different occasions. The big trick with making this card easily, is to get all the layering done in the correct sequence. I know, because it took a couple tries to get it done just right! lol
This is the card for today, and here are the details...
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot with Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder, Movers and Shapers Die, Curly Label Punch, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, and Adhesive.
When making a card like this, I found the easiest thing to do first is run the top layer through the Big Shot with the Impressions Folder and then sponge the edges to get that layer all set. Next step is setting up where you want the movable die in the Movers and Shapers Die so it lands correctly on the card front. Then run the card through the Big Shot and fold. Lastly, stamp your main images on cardstock and punch with the Curly Label Punch so it tucks right in the window nicely. See, easy peasy when all the steps are done in the correct order. Don't forget the sponging before layering. And don't bother trying to run the layers through the Big Shot separately. If you do, it almost never lines up correctly.
So go ahead and make this quick and softly serene card! It's lovely and easy too! It just might become addicting! You can thank me if it becomes your next favorite go-to card layout.
Happy stamping,


Vera said...

This is really pretty, Sharon! I love the color combination.

Tory said...

Great minds, Sharon. Mine wasn't soft and serene, but I just made cards simmilar to this this with the movers and shapers die myself. It was grand fun and they turn out so pretty! I love your colors!

Rhonda L. said...

Very nice! Great all occasion card. Love Mellow Moss but I forget to use it.