Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another of my creations, which uses stamps and dies from Julie Hickey designs – ‘all about the boys’ stamps set designed by the brilliant Hazel Eaton, with the ‘happy’ and circle frames dies. I picked up a couple of inspiration challenges for this one – As You See It has given us a recipe to use, which I teamed with brown, circles and texture from Festive Friday‘s inspo list.
I started with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘pinewood planks’ embossing folder and dragged ‘pumice stone’ Distress Oxide across it before running a square of white card through it. That piece then went onto a 6×6 card blank once dry.
I then stamped the large circle from ‘all about the boys’ in ‘pebble shore’ Archival ink and cut it out using Julie’s circle frames dies. I picked out the circles and stars with ‘antique linen’ and ‘walnut stain’ Distress Oxides, adding the ‘pumice stone’ into the background. I popped it onto the card front using foam pads.
I blended the ‘walnut stain’ onto a piece of white card with a brush, and then die cut ‘happy’ from it, using another piece of white to die cut the mount. I glued them together and attached to the card front with more foam pads.
I finished by adding a small bow (I had a piece of ribbon in my box in just the right shade!) and a few Glossies from Julie’s new ‘earthtones’ set.
Thanks for dropping in. I was expecting to finish this post by saying the I wouldn’t be sharing any cards for a couple of days as I was heading away to visit one of the charities I work with, but that’s just been cancelled as a colleague has Covid. Looks like I’ll have to stay at home and craft instead!