I wasn’t ready to go into the studio Monday, but my husband was right that it would help me feel better. I’m glad I had two camps scheduled (and prepared) this week — even I knew I would be happier with my friends. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the ways in which you expressed your sympathy to me.
This card didn’t make the cut for last month’s camp cards, despite the evergreen motif. Nor did it get replicated this month. Too bad, because it’s easy and impressive. I learned the triple-time technique from Dawn Olchefske at Leadership last year. You can see one of the cards I did with just double-time stamping here. For this version you’ll want to stamp the sentiment first so you can see where to place the other images.
Are you wondering why this is a side-fold landscape card? The truth is that I already had the card base cut this way, but the practical reason is because this is such a front-heavy card, and the side fold supports it better. I don’t like to see a card with the front and back splayed apart. It reminds me of the escalator scene in Elf. (You do know it, don’t you? If not, YouTube has a surprising number of videos of people re-enacting the scene.)
Stamps: Watercolor Winter*, Greetings of the Season*
Ink/Color: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Stampin’ Write Marker (Early Espresso)
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon*, Brushed Bronze Designer Button*, Linen Twine