A new home
Welcome back crafters!
Today’s project is a whimsical welcome card I created for new homeowner. It features a mix of bright colors, fun images and some of my favorite die cuts, all layered up onto bright white cardstock.
Anyone who has moved into a new home knows how stressful it can be, especially moving into a new area. (I know first hand – we’ve done it!) Giving a hand made welcome card is a warm gesture that a family is sure to appreciate and remember for a long time.
I created the cardfront frame with Mama Elephant’s Creative Cuts scallop frame and Li’l Inker Designs stitched ovals die set. I positioned the frame and oval together on my cardstock to first get it centered, and then ran it through my Big Shot.
I stamped and copic-colored this darling little birdhouse three times, trimming down two of the images before adhering them together. I then colored and fussy cut the bird to position it on the roof and added the tiny hand-stamped leaves. These images are all from Hampton Art.
The jumbo sun and clouds were created with my Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die set. I love their stitched look! I trimmed the rays of the sun down a bit and added a small punched heart that I shined up with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. These cuts were popped up onto foam squares for dimension.
The blue “sky” background was achieved with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink on a large oval that I adhered to the back of the cardfront frame.
I decided to keep my outside sentiment simple, and added a special touch to the inside of the card by stamping and coloring up this adorable mailbox image with a “you’ve got mail” style red flag… Both are from Lizzie Anne Designs…
Today’s card is a perfect example of how you can mix and match products and designs from a variety of companies for one theme…
As always, thanks so much for visiting!
Until next time, keep crafting!
~ Linda ~
Materials Used: Paper: Solar White base cardstock, Recollections yellow dotted cardstock; Tools: Sissix/Stampin’Up Big Shot, Steel dies: Lawn Fawn: Spring Showers, Li’L Inker Designs: Stitched ovals, Mama Elephant: Creative Cuts; Stamps: Hampton Art: Cling Birdie Sentiments, Lizzie Anne Designs: Welcome Home; Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts: black; Misc: copic markers, foam adhesive.