I am in the Christmas card mode, so chose to use this week's sketch and optional embossing technique to create a slightly different kind of holiday card.
The card base is Stampin' Up! (SU) Early Espresso cardstock folded to create a 5.5"x 4.25" card. The front panel is a piece of SU Crumb Cake cardstock 5.25"x 4" that has been embossed using the new SU "Basketweave" Dynamic Embossing folder (I spritzed the cardstock before running it through my Big Shot so the cardstock wouldn't tear or break from the super deep impressions). This embossed panel was glued to the card base using Tombow glue.
The horizontal panel is a piece of SU Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I stamped the pine cluster from the retired SU "Autumn Days" stamp set. I created the brown pine cones and green needles by first coloring the pine cones with a Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker, then inking the whole stamp with a Garden Green ink pad. I did this each time I stamped the image (~10 times). The stamped panel was matted with SU Early Espresso cardstock, then glued to the front of the card.
The oval element was created by first stamping the two basket images from SU's "Bike Ride" set, both by first inking the stamps with Versamark, then SU Crumb Cake, and stamping them onto a scrap of SU Very Vanilla cardstock. They were heat set between the two stampings. I then used the matching basket shaped die from SU's "Build a Bike" Framelits die set.
Using the pine needles stamp from SU's retired 1999 "Holiday Sampler" set, I stamped three sets of needles with SU Garden Green ink onto an oval die-cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. I then attached the basket over the top of the needles using adhesive foam strips. The bow was hand cut from a wreath stamp from SU's 2004 "Window on the World" set that I had stamped onto a scrap piece of SU Whisper White cardstock, then colored with an SU Rose Red Stampin' Write marker. This bow was attached to the basket with adhesive foam strips.
Finally the sentiment was a photopolymer flexible stamp from SU's "White Christmas" stamp set that I arched onto an acrylic block to fit the top of the oval. It was inked with SU Cherry Cobbler ink. The oval was matted with a scallop die from SU's "Layering Ovals" Framelits dies. The assembled oval was attached to the card front using adhesive foam strips.
This card isn't difficult, but does require lots of steps, so I am giving it a difficulty level of "3" out of a possible "5".
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 GMT Views: 490
Stamps: SU Autumn Days, Bike Ride, White Christmas, Holiday Sampler, Window on the World
Paper: SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Accessories: SU Build A Bike Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, SU Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, SU Basketweave Dynamic Embossing Folder, SU Clear Embossing Powder, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips
Techniques: Embossing, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting