I wanted to make a card that would warm someones heart and it went along with the challenge at The Paper Players. I also decided to use the sketch at retrosketches.
I just love sketch challenges. The designers come up with so many ideas that I would never dream up! They have really helped me to improve my card-making skills!
I thought this was a great time of year for a warm cup of cider (I don't drink coffee!), so I wanted rich colors. I went straight to my Regals DSP stack for the background strips. This is the best DSP ever because of the subtle patterns that you can put with any style card! I have all four main color families and really need to get the In Colors. It is nice to have EVERY color in DSP! The two corners that are rounded are punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. If you have never tried this trick, it is a nice way to get a big rounded corner. Turn your punch over and slip the cardstock corner in the top of the punch, rather than the side where you normally would. Sometimes you will get a little bit of a straight edge. To fix this, I sand the edge a bit with my sanding block.
Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season, Word Play
Cardstock: Garden Green, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy
Tools: Paper Piercer and mat, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Holiday Collection Framelits, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Illuminate Ink Pad, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals