Friday, May 22, 2015

Nuts About You

Today's card is a super simple card, featuring the Cute Critters stamp set from My Favorite Things. This set has some adorable critters, but what really pushed me into buying it is that "nuts" sentiment. Big, bold, funky - what's not to love?!

So, I wanted to build a card around that, and really let the sentiment shine -- which meant something clean-and-simple.

I started by stamping out the acorn in brown ink and coloring it with my Copics. I kept the coloring very simple. Once I was finished, I carefully cut around it, leaving a small white border. I set it aside to work on the rest of the card.

I die-cut a piece of striped patterned paper with the stitched rectangle die. While I had my Bigshot out, I also die-cut a scallop rectangle from black Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum. I'm not sure if this vellum is available anymore, but I bought a whole bunch of it a few months ago, and I want to make sure I use it all up.

I stamped the sentiment straight onto the colored panel. This was a bit nerve-wracking, as it's a big stamp and it wouldn't be easy to fix a mistake. Luckily, it stamped just right (phew!). I adhered the vellum to a standard top-folding A2 card base (4¼ x 5½"), then adhered the patterned paper panel on top.

I added the acorn with foam squares for a bit of dimension, then added 3 sequins as embellishment.

Have a creative day!


  1. I LOVED this when I first saw it on facebook. It's so simple but packs such a big punch! I soooo know what you mean about stamping with big stamps and then worrying that they won't stamp properly. Although I find the more I worry about it, the more likely I am to mess up. lol Cute, cute card, Elle!

    1. Thank you, Kylie!

      I'm trying to be a bit more brave about stamping directly onto patterned paper or card itself. I figure, even if I mess it up enormously, I just have to figure out a creative way to fix it. And maybe the card will be better for it. :D