I was itching to use my Gold Hoop on a card- why did it take me so long? They are so pretty! I added one to my card made with the Stampin’ UP! Forever Fern Bundle. The picture doesn’t do it justice. The subtle colors with gold accents of foil, Gilded Gems, and the hoop look so elegant.
I used the Many Medallions Dies to lay my Forever Fern pieces on. I love how the Petal Pink peeks through the Vanilla Medallion Die. I have been making Christmas cards and other bright, bold colored cards, and I really enjoyed using Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, and Very Vanilla on this card.
Oh, here’s an easy fun fold for you! Take a look at the Stampin’ UP! Hippo Happiness Bundle Center Easel Card I made last night!
The dies fit so well on this card! And look at that little unicorn horn. But let’s all remember that he can also be a horse…heeheehee.
Some tips for stamping the unicorn are below:
I first stamped the image without the face and tail using full strength Coastal Cabana ink. Then I stamped off one time before adding the larger image of the unicorn with the face and tail. I found it easiest to line up the ears and the rump of the unicorn. Notice how the hooves are lighter, so don’t try to line up the bottom of the hooves- at first, I was doing that and thought I had not lined it up correctly. Once you have the two images of the unicorn stamped, line up the nostrils in the two areas indicated on the photo. Once again, after a few times, I figured that out, too!!! Then just die cut the unicorn and snip out a horn for the magical creature:)
Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side. Cut into right and left sides 1-1/4″ on the middle score line and down the front of the card as shown in the video. Score the middle section at 2-1/8″ as shown in the video. DSP on sides: 1″ x 4″, top middle portion 2-3/4″ x 1-7/8″
Oh, isn’t this border cut from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Borders Dies just so pretty? It is super easy to make the borders with the dies. Check them out:
I embossed the front right side with the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. The Well Written Dies worked well on the outside and the inside. I adhered the “miss you” on two die cuts from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels Dies.
I finally played around with the adorable little owls in the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot Bundle. A little color therapy was in order with the little birds:)
I stamped each image and die cut them. I sponged Balmy Blue ink around each image and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I then cut each image so it was a little bigger than the opening. I adhered each one inside the opening from the back. I then stamped the images again, die cut the owls, colored the owls , and popped them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My little blue star /snowflake images on the inside come from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity stamp set.
A wonderful bonus of the Stampin’ Up! Have a Hoot Bundle is the Peek a Hoot Dies that cut out three tags with ribbon/twine holes when you die cut the openings! That is a cool treat to have with the dies- they work double duty!
Measurements: Card Base=: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2-1/8″ on the 4-1/4″ side. On the 11″ side- score at 2″, 5-1/4″, 7-1/4″ and 10-1/2″. Cut as shown in video. DSP on front back and lower front: 1-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ bordered by 1-7/8″ x 3″ cardstock. DSP on the sides: 1-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ bordered by 1-3/4″ x 1-7/8″ cardstock. Back Whisper White Panel: 3″ x 4″