This card from August stamp camps was my answer to this month’s challenge. It called for a circular element at the top of the card, but I decided to use a die-cut frame. (I think that’s legal, isn’t it?) Also, I chose to create an “easel” card, where the top element is not entirely connected to the card front. In fact, the card base is 4¼” square. In attaching the top piece, you must (a) make sure not to put adhesive over the entire piece and (b) make sure the card doesn’t end up taller than 5½”, unless you have an envelope larger than our standard A2 size!
This hostess-only set is terrific for heat embossing, but I wanted to end up with lots of color on the leaves, so we dabbed on the color after first inking up the entire stamp in More Mustard (to ensure that there is at least a base color everywhere). Love this effect! The leaf image is covering up a very cute bird that’s part of the wreath.
Stamps: Netting (p. 127), Four Seasons (Hostess-only, p. 203), Pursuit of Happiness (p. 140)
Ink/Color: More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Punches (2⅜” Scallop, 1″ Circle, 1¼” Circle, Decorative Label), 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (Old Olive), Stampin’ Dimensionals