With the snow softly falling outside, it was a perfect morning to do a little baking in the kitchen! I tried a new apple bread recipe and it got a so-so rating from my hubby so probably won’t make it into the favorites pile. I also cooked the custard for some egg nog and have that cooling in the fridge. That one is a favorite but I seldom make it anymore.
Today’s card uses a technique that I haven’t used in quite a while, the Triple Time Stamping Technique. For this technique three layers of white cardstock are cut, each a 1/2″ smaller both directions then the first one. Then layer them in a stack, adhere two corners with removable tape, (where the stamps won’t hit) and stamp the images being careful that the edges on the outside layers get inked. Next, cut a colored cardstock matting for each layer, 1/4″ larger than the layer.
To finish the card a greeting was stamped on basic white and die cut with the one of the smallest dies in the Tailored Tags Die set with a Fresh Freesia bow to top it off. The sparkly strips are actually Washi Tape that was a Halloween pack but the Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple colors worked well with my Highland Heather and Parakeet Party colored flowers. The Washi Tape is still available as I’m typing!
The striking paper in the back is from the Cottage Gingham paper pack, which was still available when I last looked at a bargain price of $18 for 48 12″ x 12″ sheets. Wow, that’s less than 40 cents a sheet!
I really like the small flower for an accent on the inside of the card and on the envelope.