It's Simple Sunday today so this project fits in to my "quick and easy" box. Even in it's simplicity, this card brings a feeling of peaceful relaxation through both image and color, and it won't be stressful to make, either!
Step by Step
To complete this project, you'll need cardstock cut to the following sizes:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Soft Sky (card base)
3-3/4" x 5" Soft Sky DSP from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack
3" x 4-1/2" Crumb Cake
Scrap DSP for banner and scrap Soft Sky for pillow
1) Before you start this project, you'll need to make a mask of the cat. Stamp the cat on to a post it note (make sure the image is on the sticky part so it will stick when you use it). Cut out. (TIP: When I cut a mask, I save it in the stamp set box so I can use it again.) Tear along right edge of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp cat image using Early Espresso ink. Lay mask over cat. Stamp swing using Early Espresso ink over cat...when you remove the mask, the cat will be sitting on the swing (it's like magic!). Stamp bird on swing back using Early Espresso ink.
2) Stamp pillow on Soft Sky scrap using Early Espresso ink. Punch image out using the 3/4" circle punch. To create the dimension for the pillow, lay the image printed side down on a piece of foam (or something that has some "give"). Working in a circular motion, use the large ball end of a stylus to gently press the pillow into the foam. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the pillow on to the swing image.
3) Cut banner from scrap DSP. Wrap Linen Thread two times around banner and tie a bow on front. Staple banner to Crumb Cake piece. Adhere 3-3/4" x 5" DSP on to Soft Sky card base. Adhere Crumb Cake piece, lining up to top edge of DSP, and slightly to the left side. Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink onto DSP in bottom, right corner.
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