Some friends of ours recently moved into their first house, so I decided to make them a "new home" card. I thought for sure I had some cute house themed products I could use to come up with a card design! I searched through my stamps... I searched through my dies... I couldn't find anything that matched what I had in mind. Finally, I discovered the Sizzix Door/Wreath Framelits set that I had recently purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby and decided that would have to work.
This card was started by applying Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink to the panel and then running it through the Cuttlebug machine inside the Sizzix door embossing folder. I then used the little brayer from my letterpress kit to ink up the raised portion of the door with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then decided I preferred the Staz-on White ink.
To make the wreath I die cut the wreath itself from dark brown cardstock. I inked up a plain piece of cardstock with Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks to create custom color elements for the wreath. I stamped the flowers with Verafine Onyx Black ink, and I stamped with greenery with Lost Lagoon by Stampin' Up. The pine cones were stamped with Ranger Java Bean ink onto kraft cardstock. Time to die cut everything using the dies included in the Sizzix set!
Waiting for the perfect opportunity to use this scrap piece of lightweight canvas, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Mama Elephant Mini Tags die cut the material so nicely!! I stamped a small black "S" from the Kelly Creates stamp set and added a tiny twine bow to the wreath. Finally, I adhered a small metal embellishment from Hero Hues for the door knob, which gives it the perfect finishing touch!
The Mason Row Pegz alphabet stamps make it a breeze to create a custom sentiment. Plus, the fact that I got these 75% off at the Hobby Lobby clearance sale makes them even better! Here's the inside of the card:
Have a wonderful day, and remember to celebrate all the special moments!
All About Sunshine is living in such a way that you shine brightly and spread joy to those around you. Giving is one of life's greatest pleasures, and I've found that giving something you made is even more heartfelt...not to mention, just plain FUN!