Hi there! Carolyn Peeler here with you to share a little holiday vignette created using one of the fabulous new Essentials by Ellen stamps and matching Dies for the greeting card, and the We R Memory Keepers Triangle Score Guide for the kraft paper garland in the background.
I'll be completely honest with you, I was excited to make the garland. But when I first started reading through the little guide that comes packaged with the Triangle Score Guide, I felt a bit intimidated. Measurements and are not my strong suit. There is a reason I am an 'eyeball' crafter as opposed to a measurement crafter - I know my strengths, lol! But I was worried for nothing. Seriously, it was SO much easier than it looked at first blush. I made a little video to walk you through - seeing is believing!
There is no end to the possibilities with this handy guide. There are 5 different shapes you can make with it - I've only showed you one of the possibilities!
As for the card, it was a simple process too. First, stamp the wreath using Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black, allow to dry. Color using Copic markers in the following colors Y21, Y23, RV10, RV11, V01, BG000, BG002, G00, G02. For each shade, start with the lighter color, then shade the outer edge (in a crescent moon shape) with the darker color. For the violet, I don't own a marker in a slightly darker shade, therefore, I simply layered using the same (V01) ink several times in order to darken the color. Once I finished coloring, add a coat of Clear Wink of Stella shimmer ink to each ball - so pretty!! Finally, use the matching die to cut out the wreath.
Cut a piece of white cardstock 8" wide x 5 5/8" high. Fold in half to form your card base.
Next we're going to work on the bottom of the card. Cut a 2.5" high x 4" wide piece of pink striped paper from the My Favorite Things Thick and Thin 6x6 pad. Then, cut a 1 7/16" high x 4" wide piece of white cardstock. Using Versamark ink, stamp the 'wish' onto the white cardstock then heat emboss with Ranger Gold embossing powder. Glue the white strip onto the pink striped paper, then using a sewing machine, sew a zig zag stitch along the bottom of the white cardstock and a straight stitch on the top of it. Cut a narrow strip of Jen Hadfield Gold Foil paper, and glue behind the pink striped paper so that a narrow strip of the gold shows above the top of it. Glue this bottom section of the card to the card base.
We're going to move onto the top of the card now. Use a Ranger 1" Round ink Blending tool and Picked Raspberry Distress ink to add the soft pink shadow behind the area where you will put the wreath. Once the shadow is added, then attach the wreath using 3D Foam Squares so that it is set off from the background.
Your final step is to round the right top and bottom corners of your card, and you're done!
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed the projects.
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