Heron Habitat #DOswts390 Challenge

Today’s challenge is a layout, one of my favorites! It always amazes me that there are so many unique ways to layer paper on a card. This is a simple layout, but of course, each card artist can tweak the design to fit their chosen stamps, papers and personality.

This layout is super versatile. Turn it vertical instead of horizontal, move the focal point to the right side, etc… but I followed the layout pretty closely.

As I glanced across the spines of my stamp sets on the shelf, (love those tiny images on the spines!) I bypassed a couple of floral stamps and decided on the Heron Habitat. Next, I pulled out the few scraps of the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper that I have left. Gorgeous Paper! Of course, there are no dimensions given on this sketch so here are the measurements that I used:

  • Card Base of Petal Pink 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Basic White 4″ x 3″
  • Texture Chic Designer Paper 2″ x 3 7/8″
  • Basic White Scrap for Heron Die Cut
  • Card Liner Basic White 4″ x 3″
  • Strip for Card Liner Texture Chic DSP 1/2″ x 4″

Even though the Petal Pink inside the card is light enough to write on, I chose to add a white liner to coordinate with the card front and added another strip of the Texture Chic paper with a little bird from the Heron Habitat stamp set. The birds are both stamped with Smoky Slate ink but I wanted the greeting to be a bit darker and used Basic Gray.

The Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon is very subtle but added just the right touch across the top of the designer paper.

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